Semiconductor manufacturer Broadcom (AVGO) over many years can trace its roots to AT&T/Bell Labs, Lucent and Hewlett-Packard/Agilent. Now its a force to reckon with in the chip business, commanding a market cap exceeding $109 billion.

In what could've been the largest deal ever for the technology sector, Broadcom offered to acquire fellow chipmaker, Qualcomm (QCOM) in a $130 billion deal including over $25 billion in debt. Qualccom's board of directors rejected the offer, but another twist was thrown into this saga when Broadcom proposed an entire new slate of directors to replace Qualcomm's current board, paving the road to an easy takeover. It remains to be seen if this gambit to take over the company will work until Qualcomm's shareholders vote on the proposed board members at the annual meeting in March. 

While the vast majority of Broadcom's stock is owned by institutions and mutual funds, insiders still hold a significant portion. Here are the top 4 individual Broadcom shareholders.

Henry Samueli 

Henry Samueli is Broadcom's largest shareholder, with 195,067 shares held directly (or 0.05% of shares outstanding). Samueli is the co-founder and current Chief Technical Officer of Broadcom. Samueli co-founded Broadcom with Henry Nicholas III in 1992 and is the current owner of the Anaheim Ducks hockey franchise.

Samueli was briefly prepped for jail time when he pleaded guilty for lying to the SEC in 2008, but a judge threw out his guilty plea around a year later after Samueli testified in a related trial. Samueli is notable for his philanthropy through his Samueli Foundation, which focuses mostly on Jewish community organizations.

Hock E. Tan 

The President and CEO of Broadcom, Hock E. Tan is the second largest Broadcom shareholder with 110,623 shares (or 0.03% shares outstanding). Hock E. Tan received a warm welcome in the White House by Donald Trump in November 2017, where he announced that Broadcom would be moving their headquarters back from Singapore to the United States.Tan recently made headlines for donating $20 million to MIT for autism research. 

Bryan Ingram

Senior VP and General Manager of Broadcom's wireless semiconductor division. Ingram is the third largest holder in Braoadcom stock, with 77,671 shares to his name (or 0.02% of shares outstanding). Ingram is a veteran of the semiconductor industry, working at Hewlett Packard in their semiconductor division in 1990. Today, Ingram manages production on chips that go into many premier smatphones, including iPhones, Android devices, and Smart TVs. 

Charlie B. Kawwas

Charlie B Kawwas was brought to Broadcom through the company's acquisition of LSI, where he was head of worldwide sales. He currently serves as the Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer at Broadcom, where he owns 61,713 shares. Prior to his time at Broadcom, he worked as the leader of Product Line Management for Nortel's Optical Ethernet and Multi-Service edge portfolio. 

Institutional and Mutual Funds 

The main intuitional investor in Broadcom is Capital World Investors, which owns 43.4 million shares, translating to roughly 10.6% of all Broadcom stock. Trailing them is Capital Research Global Investors, who own 29.6 million shares, totaling about 7.3% of all outgoing stock. 

The biggest mutual fund investor in Broadcom is the Growth Fund of America, holding 19.6 million shares (or 4.8% of all outoging stock). The next largest mutual fund investment is Fundamental Investors Inc, with 12.6 million shares, which makes up 3.10% of all outgoing Broadcom stock.

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