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Operates as a holding company which offers insurance, rail transportation and energy generation & distribution services

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. engages in the provision of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing, and services.

It operates through following segments: GEICO, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, Service and Retailing, and Finance and Financial products.

The GEICO segments involves in underwriting private passenger automobile insurance mainly by direct response methods.

The General Re offers underwriting excess-of-loss, quota-share, and facultative reinsurance.

The Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group segment consists of underwriting excess-of-loss and quota-share reinsurance for insurers and reinsurers.

The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment comprises of underwriting multiple lines of property and casualty insurance policies.

The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America.

The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segments deals with regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities, and domestic real estate brokerage and brokerage franchisor.

The McLane Company segment offers wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items.

The Manufacturing segment includes industrial and end-user products, building products, and apparel.

The Service and Retailing segment involves providing fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training, electronic components distribution, and retailing.

The Finance and Financial Products segment includes manufactured housing and consumer financing; transportation equipment, manufacturing and leasing; and furniture leasing.

The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Number of employees : 367 700 persons.
Sales per Businesses
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
McLane Company48,22323%48,07521.6% -0.31%
Insurance Group45,85621.8%50,40322.6% +9.92%
Manufacturing36,13617.2%46,50620.9% +28.7%
Service and Retailing23,46611.2%25,47811.4% +8.57%
Burlington Northern Santa Fe21,96710.5%19,8298.9% -9.73%
Berkshire Hathaway Energy18,2318.7%17,8598% -2.04%
Investment and Derivative Gains/Losses10,3474.9%8,3043.7% -19.74%
Finance and Financial Products6,9643.3%7,6753.4% +10.21%
Investments in Kraft Heinz730.000.3%180.000.1% -75.34%
Sales per Regions
USD (in Million)%USD (in Million)%
United States170,23781.1%181,85881.6% +6.83%
Europe, Canada and the Asia Pacific21,66210.3%25,41411.4% +17.32%
Global18,9229%16,3327.3% -13.69%
Warren Buffett871965Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Marc D. Hamburg681987Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Charles Munger941978Vice Chairman
David Gottesman912004Independent Director
Walter Scott, Jr.861988Independent Director
Howard Graham Buffett621993Director
Charlotte M. Guyman612003Independent Director
Ronald L. Olson771997Director
Stephen B. Burke, MBA592009Independent Director
Thomas S. Murphy922003Independent Director
Vote QuantityFloatCompany-owned sharesTotal Float
Share A 1 765,208 448,515 58.6% 11,680 1.5% 80.8%
Share B 0.0001 1,338,302,045 1,333,701,348 99.7% 1,409,762 0.1%
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Charles Munger 4,845 0.64%
Gardner Russo & Gardner LLC 4,680 0.62%
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Markets and indexes
- Main Market
- SP 100 / SP 500, Stoxx Americas 100, Stoxx Global 200, Stoxx NorthAmerica 50, Stoxx USA 50
Stock Exchange Codes
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- Reuters Code :  BRKa.N
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Company contact information
Berkshire Hathaway
3555 street Farnam
NE 68131 Omaha, Nebraska
États-Unis (les)

Phone : +1 402 3461400
Fax : +1 212 7833833
Internet : http://www.berkshirehathaway.com
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