Berkshire Hathaway Wiki, Subsidiaries, Investments, Products and Net Worth

You must know Berkshire Hathaway if you are familiar with the billionaire, Warren Buffet. Warren Buffet is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the holding company. This is a position he has held since 1970.

Berkshire Hathaway

Buffet currently has 30.71% of the aggregate voting power in the company and 16.45% of the economic interest. That’s pretty much okay in a company like Berkshire Hathaway.

Berkshire Hathaway Wiki and History

It was founded by Oliver Chace (24 August 1769 – 21 May 1852) in the year 1839. The company was originally called Valley Falls Company and has its origins in the textile manufacturing company. It headquarters is at Kiewit Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska, USA.

In 1962, Warren Buffet bought shares from the company but later the company had issues. A situation with Seabury Stanton who ran the company at that time made Warren Buffet buy more shares when he had initially agreed to sell his stake in the company. This led to Buffet taking over the company and firing Stanton.

In January, 2020 Berkshire’s class A shares sold for $339,188. This made it the most expensive stock sold on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) market. One of the numerous achievements of the companies is that it was named the most respected company in the world (2007) according to American Money Managers.

 Company Profile

Founded

1839

Owner

Warren Buffet

Founder

Oliver Chace

Type

Public

Stock Exchange

Listed on NYSE as BRK.A (Class A Stock)

Listed on NYSE as BRK.B (Class B Stock)

Chairman and CEO

Warren Buffet

Industry

Investment

Headquarters

Omaha, Nebraska, United States

Official Website

Berkshire Hathaway

Employees

200,000 – 450,000

Berkshire Hathaway Subsidiaries and Companies

BK has acquired different companies and also has bought stakes in multinational companies over the years. Some of the companies Berkshire owns wholly include:

  • Duracell
  • Long & Foster
  • Forest River
  • Dairy Queen
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • GEICO
  • BNSF
  • Lubrizol
  • Helzberg Diamonds
  • Flight Safety International
  • Pampered Chef
  • NetJets

The companies that BK has stakes in include:

  • Pilot Flying J (38.6% )
  • Kraft Heinz Company (26.7%)
  • American Express (17.6%)
  • Wells Fargo (9.9%)
  • The Coca-Cola Company (9.32%)
  • Bank of America (11.5%)
  • Apple (5.4%)
  • Barrick Gold (N/A)

Berkshire Hathaway Investments

BK has a huge portfolio whereby they have invested in so many companies. As at August 3, 2019, the holding company had $122 billion in cash and its equivalents.

Here is a list of assets owned by Berkshire Hathaway.

Berkshire Hathaway Products

  • Diversified investments
  • Property & casualty insurance
  • Utilities
  • Restaurants
  • Food processing
  • Aerospace
  • Toys
  • Media
  • Automotive
  • Sporting goods
  • Consumer products
  • Internet
  • Real estate

Berkshire Hathaway Net Worth

Zimapp estimates the company’s net worth to be around $750 billion.