The net worth of Samsung is around $308 billion around January 2020. Samsung was founded in 1938 as a trading company. Since it was founded, the group diversified into areas including insurance, securities, food processing, textiles, and retail. Samsung joined the electronics industry in the late 1960s. This and other areas would drive its subsequent growth.
Since 1990, Samsung has globalized its activities in electronics; in particular, its mobile phones and semiconductors have become its most important source of income. As of 2017, Samsung has the 6th highest global brand value. The net worth of Samsung has always been in the increase since it diversified into mobile phone production.