An individual, group, or organization that owns one or more shares in a company, and in whose name the share certificate is issued.

It is legal for a company to have only one shareholder. Also called (in the US) stockholder.

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  • If you can keep your main shareholder happy then you will continue to have enough money to run your business properly.

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  • I recently got into the stock market and looked into a business I might buy stock in and it showed me that I would become a shareholder.

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  • As a first time investor, Benjamin was trying hard not to seem like a novice -- but it was difficult to hide how excited he was just being a shareholder for the first time in his life.

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