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Old 02-10-2018, 04:13 PM   #21
st jimmy
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Today I’ve searched for information on the major shareholders of the biggest social media networks.

Major Shareholders in Facebook, Inc. include – Vanguard (more than 12.6%), Blackrock, Fidelity (FMR), State Street; and Price (T.Rowe) Associates, Capital:
(archived here:

There is something peculiar about the corporate structure of Facebook. The Class B shares have 10 times as much voting rights as the “normal” Class A shares.
By this construction Mark Zuckerberg (who owns 60% of the Class B shares) has most voting rights.

By similar protective structures:
News Corp is controlled by Rupert Murdoch and his family (with Class A shares without voting rights);
Google, where B shares have 60% of the total voting power, is controlled by insiders Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt:

Major Shareholders in Weibo Corporation include – Blackrock; and Alibaba Group Holding, Harding Loevner, Wellington, Wells Fargo:
(archived here:
Strangely of the “big four” investment funds only BlackRock is a major shareholder, but nowhere near the stake owned by Alibaba Group Holding and Harding Loevner…

Major Shareholders in Twitter, Inc. include – Vanguard (more than 12.8%), Blackrock, State Street; and ClearBridge Investments, Morgan Stanley, Coatue Management:
(archived here:

American holding company IAC (InterActiveCorp) owns (since August 2014) that also owns
Barry Diller is chairman of IAC, with Edgar Bronfman Jr., Michael Eisner and Chelsea Clinton on the board of directors.

Major Shareholders in IAC/InterActiveCorp include – Vanguard (more than 15.1%), Blackrock; and Price (T.Rowe) Associates, Canada Pension plan, TIAA-CREF Investment Management, Boston Partners, Steadfast Capital Management, Goldman Sachs:
(archived here:

Since 2012, the controlling shareholder in Reddit is Condé Nast's parent company, Advance Publications that is owned by the descendants of the Newhouse family.
Josh Kushner is named “angel investor” in Reddit:

To finish this post...
Youtube is owned by Google.

Instagram is owned by Facebook.

Tumblr and Flickr are part of Yahoo.

LinkedIn is part of Microsoft.
Do NOT ever read my posts.
Google and Yahoo wouldn’t block them without a very good reason:

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