Bertelsmann is a multi-media company that owns Gruner and Jahr USA Publishing, which in turn owns the Family Circle Cup. The following is a brief description about the relationship between the companies and who they are.

With business units in more than 50 countries, Bertelsmann is the world’s only truly global media company. Our books and magazines, our music and broadcast properties, and our new media ventures reflect a global awareness.

Originally founded in 1835 as a book publisher, today Bertelsmann is made up of more than 300 individual companies and joint ventures. Among them are some of the most respected media brands in the world: Gruner and Jahr USA Publishing, Random House, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Arista records, RCA Records, AOL, etc.

Among the world’s leading media companies, Bertelsmann is unique

  • We are one of the most international media companies in the world
  • We are the most active media company on the internet and a pioneer in multimedia
  • We are the world’s largest book publisher
  • Our book clubs have over 35 million members worldwide
  • We own 200 record labels in 53 countries
  • We are Europe’s leading producer of television programming
  • We publish 10 European newspapers and more than 70 magazines in Europe, Asia and the US
  • Our internet partners include AOL, CompuServe, Lycos, Tripod and Barnes & Noble

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