Hearst Communications

American multinational mass media conglomerate group

The Hearst Corporation, officially called Hearst Communications, is a business conglomerate that has 360 subsidiary companies. It was founded by William Randolph Hearst.

Hearst Communications, Inc.
Company typePrivate
FoundedMarch 4, 1887; 137 years ago (1887-03-04)
San Francisco, California, United States
FounderWilliam Randolph Hearst
HeadquartersHearst Tower
300 W. 57th Street
New York, NY 10019
Key people
RevenueIncreaseUS$11.4 billion (2019)
OwnerHearst family
Number of employees
20,000 (2016)
  • Hearst Television
  • Hearst Magazines
  • Hearst Ventures
  • Hearst Business Media
  • Hearst Entertainment & Syndication
  • Hearst Newspapers
Footnotes / references


  1. "Hearst". Forbes. Retrieved August 31, 2017.
  2. "The Hearst Corporation". Institute for Media and Communication Policy. October 19, 2017. Retrieved August 28, 2018.

Further reading

  • Carlisle, Rodney. "The Foreign Policy Views of an Isolationist Press Lord: WR Hearst and the International Crisis, 1936-41." Journal of Contemporary History 9.3 (1974): 217–227.
  • Nasaw, David. The Chief: The Life of William Randolph Hearst. (2000). Boston: Houghton Mifflin. ISBN 0-395-82759-0., a prominent scholarly biography.
  • Pizzitola, Louis. Hearst over Hollywood: power, passion, and propaganda in the movies (Columbia UP, 2002).
  • Procter, Ben H. William Randolph Hearst: Final Edition, 1911-1951. (Oxford UP 2007).
  • Whyte, Kenneth. The uncrowned king: The sensational rise of William Randolph Hearst (2009).

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