Minimum numbers of shareholders depend upon the type of entities. There are basically three types of company formation, namely, private limited companies, public limited companies and one person companies. Each one of them has different criteria of minimum shareholders.�
Minimum Shareholders in the various companies�
Private Limited Companies: There are minimum 2 shareholders are required to form private limited companies.�
Public Limited Companies: There are at least 7 shareholders required to form public limited companies.�
One Person Company: There is only one person required to form one person company.