The Sharpe Family is a family of three, including its founder, the grandson of an influential business tycoon, who started buying up newspapers as a teenager and later bought the Washington Times.
The family also owns the Baltimore Sun, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and several smaller papers.
Their son, Mark Sharpe, runs the family’s online news site, the Washington Examiner.
The brothers are in their 50s, but they are both former Wall Street executives, and they are known for their philanthropy.
In 2005, they began paying millions to buy out newspapers, with the hope that the money would eventually be used to help pay off their debt.
“We have a long history of doing charitable work,” Mark Sharpleys son, Brian Sharpe III, told The Washington Post in an interview last year.
“In addition to the newspaper, we also have a charitable foundation, and I’m going to have to pay my own way to be part of that.
It’s just that I don’t have a lot of time.”
The Sharples bought the newspaper from the owners of The Washington Examiner in 2005.
At the time, the family was also looking to buy up other newspapers, including the New York Times and Chicago Tribune.
In 2009, Mark and Brian Sharples sold the newspaper to The Times Group, which in turn bought the Baltimore Post in 2010.
In 2010, the two brothers paid a record $9.2 billion to buy The Times from the Washington, D.C.-based publisher for $4.7 billion.
The Times had been underwritten by a $200 million gift from Mark Sharples, the company announced at the time.
In the last decade, the newspaper’s financial health has come under increasing scrutiny from regulators.
The company is under scrutiny for a series of scandals, including a 2009 probe into allegations that it paid former President Barack Obama and other Democrats for access to the Times.
Mark Sharper said last year that The Times is no longer “in the hands of the Sharples.”
Brian Sharpley, meanwhile, told the Post that he has been working on a plan to buy other newspapers.
“It’s just too big for us to manage,” he said.
“That’s the reason why we are looking to get other publishers.”
The Times, The Washingtonian and other local newspapers are not included in the sale.
A former Times publisher told the New Yorker in 2011 that the family plans to spend a lot more money on local news in the future.
“I don’t think you can buy all the papers,” said David G. Schwartz, who worked at the Times for 35 years.
You have to have a balance. “
But you can’t be in the business of buying all the newspapers.
You have to have a balance.
You can’t have everything at once.”
A former Baltimore Sun publisher, Mark R. Rifkin, told Bloomberg News in an article published last year, “We want to be very conservative with the money.”
A spokesman for The Times declined to comment on the sale, saying the paper is “investing in the news business and investing in local media.”
The newspaper is owned by News Corp., which has been under scrutiny since the 2016 hack of the company’s website.
In a letter to investors last month, News Corp. Chief Executive Officer Brad Smith said that the company is “confident in our ability to successfully complete this transaction.”
In November, The Times reported that hackers obtained a trove of data from The Times and other publications.
In response, The New York Post published a series detailing the Times’ financial woes.
The newspaper reported that it had made more than $100 million in operating losses and that its debt had ballooned to more than 200 times its value.
In July, The Post reported that The Washington Daily News was also hacked, and the newspaper was able to restore some of its data, but that hackers stole confidential information from the paper.
The Daily News has since apologized for the breach.
The Washington Free Beacon, a conservative news outlet, reported last month that the Daily News had also lost $50 million.
The Post and The Times have both defended their investments, saying that they have “a proven track record” in investing in newspapers.