A few of the company's many divisions
Headquartered in Samsung Digital City—its own self-contained complex in Suwon, South Korea—Samsung Group's flagship empire
is the world's largest IT company.
With some 7,000 employees and more than $27 billion in revenue, Samsung Life is South Korea's largest insurer.
Founded in 1938, the company's original division provides engineering, construction, and investment services for projects like skyscrapers, bridges, and nuclear plants.
This 40-year-old branch focuses primarily on shipbuilding. It has produced 800 vessels worldwide, from ferries to Arctic tankers.
Originally devoted to building precision machinery like aircraft engines and cameras, it now also handles surveillance, aeronautics, and weapons tech.
The resort-management arm oversees Everland, which houses a major theme park, water park, exotic-animal safari, and golf club.
Clients of this global marketing division include Audi, Jaguar, Adidas, and, of course, Samsung. Cheil has also acquired ad agencies in China and the U.S.
320.7 Number of football fields it's equivalent to 66,000 Number of meals served per day at on-site cafeterias, including 1,700 bags of rice.
$216.7 billion 2013 revenue of Samsung Electronics.
$212 billion 2013 revenue of Microsoft, Google, and amazon . . . combined.
61% IT & Mobile Communications
22% Consumer Electronics
17% Semiconductor Division
A version of this article appeared in the April 2014 issue of Fast Company magazine.