Re: Samsung's Business model
The $6.1B profit must be after the $14B is accounted for, or it wouldn't be a $6.1B profit - it would be a $7.9B loss.
Though the way Andrew phrased that part of the article didn't quite read correctly to me - it seems to read that a $6.1B profit is only enough to cover a $14B marketing budget, which seems to be suggesting the $14B somehow comes out of the $6.1B.
I don't know - perhaps numbers work in a different, magical way beyond a certain point. Or maybe there's a variation on Hollywood accounting at play. Or copyright maths.