Graham Is Likely to Continue to Diversify Company

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By: Thomas Heath | The Washington Post

The Washington Post may be the iconic brand on the company’s downtown building, but the sale of its flagship newspaper turns it into more of a holding company of businesses that have little in common — including education, television, home health care and even furnaces.

The new company — which will be renamed after the $250 million sale of The Post to Amazon.com mogul Jeffrey P. Bezos is complete — will resemble a mini-Berkshire Hathaway, whose owner, billionaire Warren Buffett, has been a mentor to Washington Post Co. Chairman Donald E. Graham.

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