The Wall Street Journal

American business-focused daily newspaper
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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an international newspaper published every day by a company called Dow Jones & Company. It is published in New York City with Asian and European editions. In 2007, more than two million people read it daily, and about 931,000 people read in on its website.[2] In the past, it was the most popular newspaper in the United States (the newspaper that the most people read in the country). However, USA Today became the most popular newspaper in November 2003.

The Wall Street Journal
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)News Corp (via Dow Jones & Company)
Editor-in-chiefMatt Murray
Opinion editorPaul A. Gigot
FoundedJuly 8, 1889; 135 years ago (1889-07-08)
Headquarters1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York City, U.S.
CountryUnited States
Circulation2,475,000 Daily[1] (as of June 2018)
OCLC number781541372

This newspaper has won 37 Pulitzer Prizes,[3] including for reporting in 2019,[4] and to Dorothy Rabinowitz for Commentary in 2001.[5]

In 2015, a report[6] said that up to $700 million was wired from 1MDB, a Malaysian state investment company, to Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak's personal accounts. Najib threatened to sue the newspaper. The report was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize.[7] This led to an investigation in Malaysia. On July 28, 2020, Najib was found guilty on seven charges in the 1MDB scandal and sentenced to 12 years in prison.[8]


  1. "Form 10-K June, 2018". SEC. Retrieved February 12, 2018.
  2. Hussman, Walter E. Jr. "Commentary: How to Sink a Newspaper". WSJ Online (New York). May 7, 2007.
  3. "The Wall Street Journal".
  6. Ng, Jason (July 7, 2015). "Malaysia Orders Freeze of Accounts Tied to Probe of Alleged Transfers to Prime Minister Najib". The Wall Street Journal.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Finalist: Tom Wright, Bradley Hope, Simon Clark, Mia Lamar and James Hookway of The Wall Street Journal". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved August 3, 2022.
  8. "Najib Razak: Malaysian ex-PM gets 12-year jail term in 1MDB corruption trial". BBC News. July 28, 2020.