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  • Previous Rank
    14
  • Revenues ($M)
    $210,821
  • Revenue Percent Change
    8.3%
  • Profits ($M)
    $24,083
  • Profits Percent Change
    21.2%
  • Assets ($M)
    $552,257
  • Employees
    331,000

Warren Buffett’s insurance and investing conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway is less about Buffett than it ever was. The company used to generate the bulk of its income from Buffett investment mastery. But in early 2016, Berkshire completed its $32 billion acquisition of Precision Castparts. That adds to dozens of companies Berkshire now owns from car insurance company Geico, to under wear maker Fruit of the Loom, to railroad giant Burlington Northern. The company also owns, along with private equity firm 3G, a sizable chunk of food giant Kraft Heinz. Berkshire now generates nearly three-quarters of its revenue from its non-financial, operating businesses, which is good news. As of late, Buffett’s big stock market investments like IBM and American Express, haven’t looked so hot.

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Company Information

CEO
Warren E. Buffett
Sector
Financials
Industry
Insurance: Property and Casualty (Stock)
HQ Location
Omaha, NE
Employees331,000
Websitehttp://www.berkshirehathaway.com
Years on Global 500 List20

Berkshire Hathaway Rank History

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Key Financials (last fiscal year)

($ Millions)% change
Revenues ($M)$210,8218.3%
Profits ($M)$24,08321.2%
Assets ($M)$552,257-
Total Stockholder Equity ($M)$255,550-

Profit Ratios

Profit as % of Revenues11.4%
Profits as % of Assets4.4%
Profits as % of Stockholder Equity9.4%