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The masthead of The Washington Post is displayed on the company's office building in Northwest Washington. (Charles Dharapak/AP)

Public companies and financial services

Washington Post Co.

The Washington Post Co. is perhaps best known for its newspaper, but its Kaplan education unit brings in more than half the company’s revenue. The year marked the departure of two prominent board members. Warren E. Buffett, the legendary chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, stepped down after 37 years. Vice Chairman Boisfeuillet Jones Jr. also decided to leave to take over as president and chief executive of MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, producers of the “PBS Newshour.”


Chairman and chief executive Donald E. Graham's grandfather, Eugene Meyer, bought The Washington Post newspaper at a bankruptcy sale in 1933.

1150 15th St. NW.

Washington D.C., 20071


Founded: 1947

Chairman and CEO: Donald E. Graham

Revenue: $4723570

Assets: $5158370

Employees (local): 20000 (2681)

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