Business / Taxes / Shareholder: If you own stock in a corporation, you are a shareholder of that corporation. You're considered a majority shareholder if you alone or in combination with other shareholders own more than half the company's outstanding shares, which allows you to control the outcome of a corporate vote. Otherwise, you are considered a minority shareholder. In practice, however, it is possible to gain control by owning less than 51% of the shares, especially if there are a large number of shareholders or you own shares that carry extra voting power.
Business / Finance / Majority Shareholder: A shareholder who is part of a group that controls more than half the outstanding shares of a corporation. MORE