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Samsung Electronics employees worldwide 2009-2019

In 2019, the Korean conglomerate Samsung had 287,439 employees worldwide. At its headquarter in South Korea alone, Samsung employed more than a hundred thousand workers as of March 2020.

Samsung Electronics

Founded by Lee Byung-chul as a trading company in 1938, Samsung ventured into the electronics market in the late 1960s and shipbuilding industries in the mid-1970s. Now one of the largest conglomerates in the world in terms of market value, Samsung is the largest “chaebol” (business conglomerate) in South Korea and accounts for a significant portion of the country’s GDP. The company’s annual revenue amounted to around 206 billion U.S. dollars worldwide in 2018; the mobile communications and semiconductor segments are its largest revenue generators, bringing in billions of U.S. dollars every quarter. Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone line is among the most popular in the world and contributes towards making it one of the largest smartphone brands in the world in terms of worldwide shipments.

Number of Samsung Electronics employees worldwide from 2009 to 2019

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Release date

June 2020



Survey time period

2009 to 2019

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