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Shareholder is a part owner of the company whereas a director is a person who is hired by the company to conduct the daily operations of the company.
A shareholder is an owner of the company based on his shareholding. A stakeholder, on the other hand, need not necessarily own a part of the company, but does have an interest in its performance. This interest may be monetary or not.
An organised group of people who form and run the company prior to it going public refers to the subscribers of the company. They are the first members whose names are listed on the Memorandum of Association (MOA). Shareholders come into the picture after the company goes public and they purchase the shares of the company.