Graham Holdings Company (formerly The Washington Post Company) is a diversified American conglomerate, best known for formerly owning the newspaper for which it was once named, The Washington Post. The company currently owns Kaplan, Inc., an international provider of educational and career services for individuals, schools, and businesses. In addition, the company owns Post-Newsweek Stations, television stations in six major cities; and Cable ONE, a cable television and Internet service provider with subscribers in midwestern, western, and southern states.
On August 5, 2013 it was announced that the Washington Post Company would sell the flagship newspaper for $250 million to Jeff Bezos, founder and chief executive of Amazon.com. The Washington Post Company agreed to adopt a new corporate name once the sale was finalized. It adopted Graham Holdings Company as the new name effective November 29, 2013. Amazon.com was not involved in the sale. Nash Holdings LLC, a company owned by Bezos, closed the purchase of the newspaper and affiliated publications on October 1, 2013.