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Aatos Juho Michel Erkko (born 16 September 1932[1] in Helsinki) is a Finnish journalist and the main owner of Sanoma Corporation and the Helsingin Sanomat newspaper. He has a Master of Science degree in Journalism from the Columbia College of Columbia University. Erkko is married to Mrs. Jane Erkko. His father was the politician and journalist Eljas Erkko, and his mother was Eugenia Violet Sutcliffe.[2] Erkko's grandfather Eero Erkko was also a journalist and politician, best remembered as the founder of Helsingin Sanomat.

Erkko is one of the wealthiest people in Finland. He controls directly or indirectly 23.29% of the Sanoma Corporation shares[3], amounting to more than 453 million euros at the current trading price (29 July 2009)[4].


  1. ^ Kuka kukin on. Who’s Who in Finland, pp. 115. Otava, 2001, ISBN 951-1-17007-4.
  2. ^ on Eljas Erkko
  3. ^ "Largest Shareholders". Sanoma Corporation. Retrieved 29 July 2009.  
  4. ^ "Share Facts". Sanoma Corporation. Retrieved 29 July 2009.  

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