Shareholders are individuals or entities that have paid for or been given shares of a corporation. They are considered the owners of the corporation based on the percentage of shares they own. Also known as stockholders.
A shareholder is a person or organisation that owns shares in a company and whose name appears in the register of members as being the owner of the shares. Depending on what type of shares they own, the owner may have certain rights in the company, for example, they may have voting rights when the company makes important decisions.
own the company by holding shares in it. In a private company they may also be the directors. In a public company they can include members of the public who have bought shares through a market such as the stock exchange.