The Hearst Corporation is a large privately-held media conglomerate based in New York City. Founded by William Randolph Hearst as an owner of newspapers, the company's holding now include a wide variety of media. The Hearst family is involved in the ownership and management of the company.

A non-exhaustive list of its properties and investments includes:


Newspapers Television and Cable (investments)
  • Hearst-Argyle
  • Lifetime Television
  • ESPN

Trustees of William Randolph Hearst's will (2003)

Under William Randolph Hearst's will, a common board of thirteen trustees, five family members and eight outsiders, administer the Hearst Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Foundation, and the trust that owns (and selects the 21-member board of) the Hearst Corporation. The foundations shared ownership until tax law changed to prevent this. The present trustees are:
The trust dissolves when all grandchildren of William Randolph Hearst alive at his death have died.

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