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Stockholder (Shareholder) vs. Stakeholder

  • A shareholder is always a stakeholder but a stakeholder can or cannot be the shareholder in a company.
  • A shareholder has at least one stock in the public company and interest in stock performance, whereas stakeholder has an interest in the company's performance.
  • A shareholder can be an institution, company and individual holding the stocks and a stakeholder can be employees, supplier, owner, vendors, customers, and bondholders.
  • A shareholder can buy or sell the stocks frequently based on their needs, but stakeholders are concerned with the long term need and performance of the company.


1. Reddy   I Like It. |Report Abuse|  Link|October 13, 2011 11:09:40 AMReply
A shareholder owns part of a company through stock ownership, while a stakeholder is interested in the performance of a company for reasons other than just stock appreciation.