TITLE

Henry Ford's Will

AUTHOR(S)
Muller, Joann
PUB. DATE
February 2006
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;2/27/2006, Vol. 2 Issue 3, p24
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the impact of the Ford family's supervoting rights on the financial success of Ford Motor Co. The Ford family owns an estimated 5 percent of Ford shares but controls 40 percent of the company through a special class of voting stock. According to a study, a company with 40 percent insider control like Ford generates a 15 percent lower return than a similar company without dual shares. Founder Henry Ford's tax-avoidance strategy in 1936 established the firm's dual-class structure.
ACCESSION #
20992625

 

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