Majority shareholder

Majority shareholder

A shareholder who is part of a group that controls more than half the outstanding shares of a corporation.

Majority Shareholder

A person or company that owns 50% plus one of the stock in a publicly-traded company. This allows the majority shareholder outright control of the company's operations, especially the election of its board of directors. Some majority shareholders are not involved in the daily operations of the company, but most are. Indeed, the majority shareholder is often the company's founder. See also: Parent company.
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His former partner, the majority shareholder, effectively froze him out of all the company's affairs, relying on the commonly held assumption that a majority shareholder carries the casting vote in all matters.
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The studio's majority shareholder, financier Kirk Kerkorian, has pledged to increase his investment in MGM by as much as $500 million by backing an offering that will allow existing shareholders to buy additional stock at a discount.