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Berkshire Hathaway

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This year Berkshire Hathaway ranks higher than ever before, yet the holding company is less about Warren Buffett than it ever was. Berkshire once generated the bulk of its income from Buffett’s investment mastery. Today it’s a conglomerate of dozens of companies from car insurance company Geico to underwear maker Fruit of the Loom to railroad giant Burlington Northern. Berkshire generates about three-quarters of its revenue from its non-financial operating businesses. The company was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Omaha, Neb.

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CEO

Warren E. Buffett

CEO Title

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer

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Financials

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Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)

HQ Location

Omaha, NE

Years on Fortune 500 List

23

Employees

367,700

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
$ millions% change
Revenues ($M)$223,6046.1%
Profits ($M)$24,074.00.0%
Assets ($M)$620,854
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$283,001
Market Value — as of March 31, 2017 ($M)$411,035
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues10.8%
Profits as % of Assets3.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity8.5%
Earnings Per Share (Last Fiscal Year)
Earnings Per Share ($)14,645.00
EPS % Change (from 2015)-0.1%
EPS % Change (5 year annual rate)18.7%
EPS % Change (10 year annual rate)7.4%
Total Return
Total Return to Investors (2016)23.4%
Total Return to Investors (5 year, annualized)16.3%
Total Return to Investors (10 year, annualized)8.3%
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