Samsung Electronics’s brand value rose 2% from last year to 67.7 trillion won (about 57 billion US dollars), the highest in South Korea. Hyundai Motor, South Korea’s largest auto maker, ranks second with a brand value of about 15.7 trillion won, up 4.8% from last year. Hyundai’s sister company Kia motor ranked third with a brand value of 7.1 trillion won. < / P > < p > according to Interbrand, the top four companies account for 63% of the total brand value of the top 50 companies in South Korea. < p > < p > SK Telecom, the country’s largest mobile operator, ranked fifth. Samsung Life ranked sixth, followed by National Bank of Korea, Shinhan bank, LG Electronics and SK Hynix. < / P > < p > kakao’s brand value is growing fastest, and the company owns kakaotalk, the largest mobile communication tool in South Korea. Kakao’s brand value rose 46.6% from last year to 1.6 trillion won.