It was in 1938 when founder Lee Byung-chull established Samsung as a trading business that specialized in a different sector of the consumer market other than electronics. Nearly three decades later, the company developed its true identity and took the tech industry by storm with its innovative offerings. Mobile phones, televisions, and even smart refrigerators—you name the product and Samsung's already left an indelible mark.

The recent success of its Galaxy S smartphone series serves as a testament to the South Korean chaebol’s heavyweight status, placing it in the same elite class as Apple, Google, and Microsoft. But behind its innovative marketing campaigns and record-breaking sales lies a history of fails, successes, and intriguing business practices that have defined Samsung throughout its 75 years. Here we present 50 Things You Didn't Know About Samsung.