Corporate logo (used since 1995)
|Traded as||KRX: 003550|
|Founded||January 5, 1947|
|Headquarters||Seoul, South Korea|
|Key people||Koo Bon-Moo
(Chairman & CEO)
Yu Sig Kang
(Vice Chairman & Co-CEO) Juno Cho, (EVP, COO, & Director)
|Products||Electronics, chemicals, telecommunications, engineering, information technology, power generation|
|Revenue||US$143 Billion (2012)|
LG Life Sciences
LG Solar Energy
LG Corporation (Korean: LG 법인) is a South Korean multinational conglomerate corporation. It is the fourth-largest company of its kind in South Korea, following Samsung Group, Hyundai Motors Group and SK group. Its headquarters are situated in the LG Twin Towers building in Yeouido-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu, Seoul. LG makes electronics, chemicals, and telecom products and operates subsidiaries such as LG Electronics, Zenith, LG Display, LG Telecom and LG Chem in over 80 countries.
LG Corp. founder Koo In-Hwoi established Lak-Hui Chemical Industrial Corp. in 1947. In 1952, Lak-Hui (pronounced "Lucky", currently LG Chem) became the first Korean company to enter the plastic industry. As the company expanded its plastic business, it established GoldStar Co. Ltd. (currently LG Electronics Inc.) in 1958. Both companies Lucky and GoldStar merged and formed Lucky-Goldstar.
GoldStar produced South Korea's first radio. Many consumer electronics were sold under the brand name GoldStar, while some other household products (not available outside South Korea) were sold under the brand name of Lucky. The Lucky brand was famous for hygiene products such as soaps and HiTi laundry detergents, but the brand was mostly associated with its Lucky and Perioe toothpaste. Even today, LG continues to manufacture some of these products for the South Korean market, such as laundry detergent.
In 1995, to compete better in the Western market, the Lucky-Goldstar Corporation was renamed "LG", (the abbreviation of "Lucky-Goldstar"). The company also associates the letters LG with the company's tagline "Life's Good", which is actually a backronym. Since 2009, LG has owned the domain name LG.com.
On 1 April 2000, LG Chemical was split into three separate companies, namely LGCI, LG Chem, and LG Household & Health Care. Later, in July 2007, LG Chem merged with LG Petrochemical.
Since 2001, LG has two joint ventures with Royal Philips Electronics: LG Philips Display and LG Philips LCD, but Philips sold off its shares in late 2008. In 2005, LG entered into a joint venture with Nortel Networks, creating LG-Nortel Co. Ltd.
On 20 January 2013, Counterpoint Research announced that LG has overtaken Apple to become second largest smartphone manufacturer in the US. 
LG has owned the LG Twins baseball club in Seoul, South Korea, since 1989.
The company logo of LG features the letters L and G, presented in the form of a smiling human face.
Associated companies 
Structure of the Group and the financial position 
LG Corporation is a holding company that operates worldwide through more than 30 companies in the electronics, chemical, and telecom fields. Its electronics subsidiaries manufacture and sell products ranging from electronic and digital home appliances to televisions and mobile telephones, from thin film transistor-liquid crystal displays to security devices and semiconductors. In the chemical industry, subsidiaries manufacture and sell products including cosmetics, industrial textiles, rechargeable batteries and toner products, polycarbonates, medicines, and surface decorative materials. Its telecom products include long-distance and international phone services, mobile and broadband telecommunications services, as well as consulting and telemarketing services. LG also operates the Coca-Cola Korea Bottling Company, manages real estate, offers management consulting, and operates professional sports clubs.
|Fields of activity||Companies||The division's revenue, billion USD(2011)|
|Holding company||LG Corp.||US$ 9.2 billion|
|Electronic industry||LG Electronics
|US$ 50.03 billion
US$ 22.4 billion
US$ 4.19 billion
|Chemical industry||LG Chem
LG Household & Health Care
LG Life Sciences
|US$ 20.9 billion
US$ 3.18 billion
US$ 2.26 billion
|Telecommunication and Services||LG Uplus
LG International Corp.
|US$ 8.47 billion
US$ 12.9 billion
Group families 
Electronics industries 
Chemical industries 
Telecommunications and services 
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