Ten fun facts about Berkshire Hathaway


Fact 1
In 2010, Warren Buffet, the CEO of the company claimed that his purchase of Berkshire was 'the biggest investment mistake he had ever made.'

Fact 2
Their class A shares sold for $165,265 as of February 2014. This made them the highest priced shares on the New York Stock Exchange.

Fact 3
Based on a 2007 survey of American money managers, Barron Magazine named Berkshire one of the most respected companies in the world.


Fact 4
Berkshire has purchased a number of shares in numerous companies including Bank of America, H.J. Heinz Co. and Gannett.

Fact 5
As of 2013, Berkshire Hathaway's largest stock investment, by market value, is American Express at 14.2%.

Fact 6
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway was ranked on Forbes' list of the world's billionaires with a net worth of $58.2 billion, as of 2014.

Fact 7
It was in 1955 that Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates actually merged with Hathaway Manufacturing Company.

Fact 8
The Forbes Global 2000 lists Berkshire Hathaway as the fifth largest public company in the world.

Fact 9
In 2002, Berkshire purchased the clothing company Fruit of the Loom for $835 million in cash.

Fact 10
The company owns at least $27 billion in fixed income securities, mainly foreign bonds and corporate bonds, as of 2008.


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An American multinational holding company.