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  • Rank14
  • Previous Rank20
  • CEO
    Oh-Hyun Kwon
  • Employees236,000
  • Website
    www.samsung.com

For Samsung, 2012 proved another banner year. While the South Korean electronics maker remained unchallenged in the TV business for the seventh consecutive year, it also became the No. 1 mobile phone maker, shipping nearly 397 million units and seizing 25% of the global market, according to Strategy Analytics. (Its Galaxy SIII smartphone moved over 30 million units in just five months.) Both TV and phone sales helped drive revenues up 20% year-over-year to $178 billion.

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Key Financials

$ Millions% change
Revenues178,554.819.9
Profits20,585.770.7
Assets169,154.6-