This post is by Marcus Lu from Visual Capitalist


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A chart with South Korea's top 25 most valuable companies by market capitalization.

South Korea’s Largest Companies by Market Cap

This was originally posted on our Voronoi app. Download the app for free on iOS or Android and discover incredible data-driven charts from a variety of trusted sources. In the two decades after the Korean war, rapid industrialization, dubbed the “Miracle on the Han River” transformed South Korea into an economic powerhouse. Several major South Korean companies—now household names—were founded during this period, and are now some of the most valuable companies in the country and around the globe. We visualize the top 25 South Korean companies by market capitalization, based on February 7, 2024 prices in USD, sourced from CompaniesMarketCap.com.

South Korea’s Top 25 Companies

South Korea’s most valuable company by a country mile is Samsung with a market cap past $375 billion, bigger than the economy of Qatar. Samsung is most popularly known for their mobile phones, but is also a major appliance maker: washing machines, air conditioners, and televisions. Its lucrative semiconductor business supplies chips to some notable clients: Nvidia, Qualcomm, and IBM. With its 2023 revenue close to $197 billion, Samsung is the second-largest electronics company (after Apple) in the world.
RankNameIndustryMarket Capitalization
1SamsungTechnology$375B
2SK HynixTechnology$72B
3LG Energy SolutionEnergy$68B
4HyundaiAutomotive$45B
5Samsung BiologicsHealthcare$44B
6KiaAutomotive$34B
7CelltrionHealthcare$28B
8LG ChemChemicals$26B
9POSCOOther$26B
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