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Berkshire Hathaway

BRK.A

U.S.

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

Sector

Financials

Industry

Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)

HQ Location

Omaha, NE

Years on Global 500 List

21

Employees

367,700

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Key Financials (Last Fiscal Year)
($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$223,6046.1%
Profits ($M)$24,074.0
Assets ($M)$620,854
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$283,001
Profit Ratios
Profit as % of Revenues10.8%
Profits as % of Assets3.9%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity8.5%
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