List of assets owned by Berkshire Hathaway

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Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Formerly
Valley Falls Company
(1839–1955)
Public
Traded as Class A NYSEBRK.A
Class B NYSEBRK.B
S&P 100 Component (BRK.B)
S&P 500 Component (BRK.B)
ISIN US0846707026
Industry Conglomerate
Founded 1839; 179 years ago (1839)
Cumberland, Rhode Island, United States
Founder Oliver Chace
Headquarters Kiewit Plaza, Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Area served
Worldwide
Key people
Warren Buffett
(Chairman and CEO)
Charlie Munger
(Vice Chairman)
Products Diversified investments, property and casualty insurance, Utilities, Restaurants, Food processing, Aerospace, Media, Toys, Automotive, Sporting goods, Consumer products, Internet, Real estate
Revenue Increase US$223.60 billion (2016)[1]
Decrease US$32.74 billion (2016)[1]
Decrease US$24.07 billion (2016)[1]
Total assets Increase US$620.85 billion (2016)[1]
Total equity Increase US$283.00 billion (2016)[1]
Owner Warren Buffett (36.8%)
Number of employees
367,700 (2016)[1]
Subsidiaries List of subsidiaries
Website berkshirehathaway.com

This is a list of assets owned by the multinational holding company Berkshire Hathaway, including private subsidiaries and large common stock holdings, as well as Berkshire's sizeable cash position.

Cash and equivalents[edit]

As of September 30, 2017, Berkshire Hathaway had $108 billion in cash and cash equivalents.[2]

Operating subsidiaries[edit]

Company Sector Ownership % Acquisition Date (YYYY/MM/DD) Value Notes
Acme Brick Company Materials and Construction 100% 2000/08/01[3] ~$600 Million ($4,392.65 Million 2017)[4][5]
Applied Underwriters Insurance and Finance 100% 2006/05/22
Ben Bridge Jeweler Luxury Items 100% 2000/07/18 [6] [7]
Benjamin Moore & Co. Materials and Construction 100% 2001/01/01[8] $1 Billion[9]
Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Bond Insurance 100% 2007/12/01
Berkshire Hathaway Automotive Autosales 90% 2015/05/09[10] Renamed from Van Tuyl Group
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Utilities 89.8% 1999/03/26 Renamed from Mid-American Energy Holdings
BoatUS Insurance 2007/07/27
Borsheim's Fine Jewelry Luxury Items 100% 1989/01/01[11]
Brooks Sports Apparel 100% 2006/08/02
The Buffalo News Media 100% 1977/04/01 $32.5 Million[12]
Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation Railroads and Logistics 100% 2010/02/12
Business Wire Media 100% 2006/03/01[13]
Cavalier Homes Materials and Construction 100% 2008/01/01
Central States Indemnity Insurance and Finance 100% 1992/10/20[14]
Charter Brokerage Logistics 100% 2014/12/12[15]
Clayton Homes Materials and Construction 100% 2007/05/10[16] $1.7 billion.[17][18][19]
CORT Business Services Furniture Related 100% 2000/01/14 $467 Million ($3,418.94 Million 2017)[4]
CTB Inc. Capital Goods 100% 2002/01/01
Dairy Queen[20] Food and Beverage 99% 1997/10/21 $585 Million [21]
Duracell Household Products 100% 2016/02/29[22]
Ebby Halliday Companies Real Estate 100% 2018/06/04[23]
Fechheimer Brothers Company Clothing 100% 1986/01/01
FlightSafety International Business Services 100% 1997/01/01[24]
Forest River Materials and Construction 100% 2005/08/31
Fruit of the Loom Clothing 99% 2002/04/30[25]
Garanimals Clothing 100% 2002/09/04
GEICO Insurance and Finance 100% 1996/08/26[26]
General Re Insurance and Finance 100% 1995/12/21[27]
Helzberg Diamonds Luxury Items 100% 1995/01/01[28]
H.H. Brown Shoe Group Clothing 100% 1991/07/01
International Metalworking Companies (IMC) Materials and Construction 100% 2006/05/08
Johns Manville Materials and Construction 100% 2001/02/27[29]
Jordan's Furniture Furniture Related 100% 1999/10/11
Justin Brands Clothing 100% 2000/08/01
Kansas Bankers Surety Company Insurance and Finance 100% 1998/04/10
Larson-Juhl[30] Furniture Related 100% 2001/12/17
Louis Motor Motorcycles 100% 2015/02/20
Lubrizol Chemicals 100% 2011/09/16
Marmon Group Diversified Holding Company 99% 2008/01/01[31][32] $4.5 Billion
McLane Company Logistics 100% 2003/05/23[33]
Medical Protective Liability Insurance 100% 2005/01/01[34]
MiTek Materials and Construction 90% 2001/06/12[35] Other 10% owned by MiTek management
National Indemnity Company Insurance and Finance 100% 1967/03/01[36] $6.8 Million ($49.78 Million inflation adjusted)[37]
Nebraska Furniture Mart Furniture Related 80% 1983/01/01[38] $60 Million[12]
NetJets Business Services 100% 1998/01/01[39]
NetJets Europe Business Services 100% 1998/01/01[39]
Omaha World-Herald Media 100% 2011/12/01[40]
Oriental Trading Company Toy Party Craft 100% 2012/01/01[41]
Pampered Chef[42] Food and Beverage 100% 2002/09/23
Pilot Flying J Retail, Food and Beverage, Petroleum 38.6%[43] 2017/10/03[43] Will increase stake to 80% in 2023.[43]
Precision Castparts Corp. Aerospace and Defense 100% 2016/01/29
Precision Steel Warehouse, Inc. Materials and Construction 100% 1979/01/01[44]
RC Willey Home Furnishings Furniture Related 1995/01/01[45]
Richline Group Wholesale and Manufacturing 100% 2007/05/01[46]
Russell Brands Sports Equipment Manufacturer 100% 2006/01/01[25] A division of Fruit of the Loom
Scott Fetzer Company Other 100% 1985/01/01
See's Candies Food and Beverage 100% 1972/01/03
SE Homes Materials and Construction 100% 2007/01/01
Shaw Industries Materials and Construction 2002/01/21[47]
Star Furniture Furniture Related 100% 1997/07/14
TTI, Inc. Electronic Component Distribution 100% 2007/03/30
United States Liability Insurance Group Insurance and Finance 100% 2000/08/08[48]
Wesco Financial Insurance and Finance 100% 1978/01/01[49]
WPLG-TV Media 100% 2014/07/01[50]
XTRA Lease Logistics 100% 2001/09/20[51]

Notable Minor holdings[edit]

Holdings that surpass the notification thresholds [52]

Company Ticker Sector Ownership % # of Shares Value Record date
American Airlines NASDAQAAL Industrials 4.24 21,770,555 $1,016,684,919 30 September 2016[53]
American Express NYSEAXP Insurance and Finance 16.29 151,610,700 $11,561,831,982 30 September 2016[53]
Apple NASDAQAAPL Technology 3.3 166,713,209 $28,213,000,000 31 December 2017[54]
Axalta Coating Systems NYSEAXTA Manufacturing 9.54 23,324,000 $651,439,320 30 September 2016[53]
Bank of America NYSEBAC Banking, Financial services 6.6 700,000,000 $16,506,000,000 29 August 2017[55]
Bank of New York Mellon Corp NYSEBK Insurance and Finance 1.97 21,136,712 $1,029,569,242 30 September 2016[53]
Charter Communications, Inc. NASDAQCHTR Information 3.49 9,443,491 $2,753,249,801 30 September 2016[53]
Costco Wholesale Corporation NASDAQCOST Retail 0.99 4,333,363 $692,298,073 30 September 2016[53]
Delta Air Lines, Inc. NYSEDAL Industrials 8.21 60,025,995 $3,075,131,723 14 February 2017[56]
DaVita NYSEDVA Health 19.27 38,565,570 $2,557,282,947 30 September 2016[53]
Graham Holdings Company NYSEGHC Media 1.87 107,575 $58,106,636 30 September 2016[53]
General Motors NYSEGM Manufacturing 3.25 50,000,000 $1,854,500,000 30 September 2016[53]
Goldman Sachs NYSEGS Banking 2.73 10,959,519 $2,664,587,854 30 September 2016[53]
IBM NYSEIBM Technology 8.48 81,232,303 $13,749,379,606 30 September 2016[53]
Johnson & Johnson NYSEJNJ Health 0.01 327,100 $37,829,115 30 September 2016[53]
The Coca-Cola Company NYSEKO Food and Drink 9.20 400,000,000 $16,660,000,000 30 September 2016[53]
The Kraft Heinz Company NASDAQKHC Food and Drink 26.69 325,634,818 $28,339,998,211 30 September 2016[53]
Kinder Morgan NYSEKMI Oil and Gas 0.86 20,000,000 $434,400,000 30 September 2016[53]
Liberty Global A Class NASDAQLBTYA Telecommunication and Media 9.15 24,179,771 $758,035,821 30 September 2016[53]
Liberty Global C Class NASDAQLBTYK Telecommunication and Media 1.14 7,346,968 $222,760,070 30 September 2016[53]
Lee Enterprises NYSELEE Media 0.16 88,863 $262,146 30 September 2016[53]
Liberty Media A Class NASDAQLMCA Media 0.27 1,296,013 $42,213,213 30 September 2016[53]
Liberty Media C Class NASDAQLMCK Media 5.73 3,189,041 $101,379,613 30 September 2016[53]
Mastercard NYSEMA Financial Services 0.44 4,934,756 $525,008,691 30 September 2016[53]
Moodys Corp NYSEMCO Information 12.74 24,669,778 $2,395,188,746 30 September 2016[53]
Mondelēz International NASDAQMDLZ Food and Drink 0.04 578,000 $25,894,400 30 September 2016[53]
M&T Bank Corp NYSEMTB Banking 3.46 5,382,040 $848,747,708 30 September 2016[53]
Phillips 66 NYSEPSX Energy 14.53 76,375,375 $6,610,000,000 23 May 2016[53]
Restaurant Brands International NYSEQSR Food and Drink 4.17 8,438,225 $323,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
Sanofi NYSESNY Health 0.15 3,905,875 $196,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
Southwest Airlines NYSE: LUV Industrials 8.1 47,659,456 $ 3,199,000,000 31 December 2017[57]
Synchrony Financial TWSE: SYF Financial Services 17,460,000 $518,000,000 17 August 2017[58]
Torchmark NYSETMK Insurance 5.3 6,353,727 $346,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
Twenty-First Century Fox A class NASDAQFOXA Media 0.48 8,951,869 $259,783,238 30 September 2016[53]
UPS NYSEUPS Retail 0.01 59,400 $6,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
US Bancorp NYSEUSB Banking 4.95 85,063,167 $3,461,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
USG Corporation NYSEUSG Homebuilding 27.25 39,002,016 $927,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
Visa Inc NYSEV Financial Services 0.41 9,885,160 $733,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
Verisk Analytics NASDAQVRSK Media 0.93 1,563,434 $122,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
Verisign Inc NASDAQVRSN Technology 11.81 12,985,000 $1,149,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
Verizon Communications NYSEVZ Media 0.36 15,000,928 $801,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
WABCO Holdings, Inc. NYSEWBC Manufacturing 5.87 3,331,215 $349,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
Wells Fargo and Co NYSEWFC Banking 9.65 479,704,270 $23,357,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
Wal-Mart Stores Inc NYSEWMT Retail 1.74 56,185,293 $3,826,000,000 31 December 2015[53]
North Star Communications Private Communications 3.00 12,190,167 Null 12 September 2018

Former subsidiaries[edit]

Company Sector Ownership % Disposal Date Notes
H. J. Heinz Company Foods 52.5% 2 July 2015 Merged into Kraft-Heinz

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