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15 - Samsung Electronics

Attendees, wearing Samsung Gear headsets, experience a virtual reality roller coaster ride on the Samsung Electronics Co. stand on the second day of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017. A theme this year at the industry's annual get-together, which runs through March 2, is the Internet of Things. Pau Barrena—Bloomberg/Getty Images

The South Korean multinational conglomerate is perhaps best known for their Galaxy smartphones. The company just recently revealed its voice assistant, the equivalent to Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri. Named Bixby, the unveiling of the voice assistant faced public backlash over sexist hashtags used for the “female” Bixby voice. After last year’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, Samsung needs to show that they’re more than a company with faulty electronics.

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Key Metrics & Financials (Last Fiscal Year)

Revenues ($M)$173957
Revenue Percent Change-2.0%
Profits ($M)$19,316.5
Assets ($M)$217104
Profits Percent Change16.8%
Employees325000
Previous Rank13

Company Facts

Employees325000
SectorTechnology
IndustryElectronics, Electrical Equip.
CEOOh-Hyun Kwon
HQ LocationSuwon, South Korea
Websitewww.samsung.com
Years on Global 500 List23

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