The Anschutz Corporation is an American privately held holding company headquartered in Denver, Colorado, United States. It was started in 1958 by Fred Anschutz, a wildcatter, and the father of Philip Anschutz, who took over the company in 1962.
The Anschutz Corporation, and affiliates Anschutz Company and Anschutz Investment Company, are vehicles for the diversified investments for Anschutz; the latter is a venture capital firm with minority stakes in sectors such as mass media, entertainment, sports, telecommunications, energy, and transportation. Larger investments include Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and the Regal Entertainment Group. The company is also the owner, through Clarity Media Group and The Oklahoma Publishing Company, of several media properties, including The Weekly Standard, The Oklahoman, The Gazette (Colorado Springs), and The Washington Examiner.