Company history: Samsung originally started as a grocery store in the 1930s, and soon spread to other industries like sugar refinement and textiles. In the late 1960s Samsung made its first foray into the electronics industry and began selling electronics like televisions. In addition to electronics, Samsung has subsidiaries in the construction, life insurance, chemicals, and medical industries.
By revenue alone, Samsung Electronics is the world’s biggest technology firm, and as such, Samsung actively promotes STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education for children K-12. Samsung has also made significant investments in advancing corporate sustainability by adopting rigorous environmental standards for their products.
What makes Samsung unique?
Samsung holds the Guinness World Record for the most selfies taken in a single day. In 2010, Samsung also held the Guinness World Record for the fastest way to text with their "Swype" feature.