a holder or owner of shares, especially in a company or corporation.
Also called shareowner [shair-oh-ner] .

1785–95; share1 + holder

shareholding, noun
nonshareholder, noun Unabridged
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shareholder (ˈʃɛəˌhəʊldə)
the owner of one or more shares in a company

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Example sentences
Rarely does a corporate world view seek an equitable balance between
  shareholder, customer and employee.
The essential mission of all for profit companies is to maximum shareholder
The fallacy of shareholder primacy then becomes evident when customers and
  workers migrate to other firms following such cuts.
Shareholder value should continue to be seen as the critical measure of
  business success.
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