Shamrock Holdings is the firm founded as the Roy E. Disney family investment firm in 1978; the Disney family remains a key investor. Roy was its chairman, and Stanley Gold its President/CEO. Shamrock owns a number of assets including hotels and radio and television stations.
Shamrock is a private corporation, owned 100% by the estate of Roy E. Disney. Their portfolio has included Music Plus, INgrooves Music Group, Blockbuster Entertainment, and Sound Warehouse. Shamrock was an instrumental force in the SaveDisney campaign and the ouster of Michael Eisner as CEO of The Walt Disney Company.1; as of 2003 Roy E. Disney held about 1% of Disney stock through Shamrock Holdings and the SaveDisney work made him the third largest individual stakeholder of Disney stock.2