Berkshire Hathaway Inc (NYSE:BRKB)

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Company Description

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. is a holding company, which owning subsidiaries engages in a number of diverse business activities. It engages in insurance businesses conducted on both a primary basis and a reinsurance basis. Berkshire's operating businesses are managed on an unusually decentralized basis. It provides business functions, such as sales, marketing, purchasing, legal or human resources and there is minimal involvement by Berkshire's corporate headquarters in the day-to-day business activities of the operating businesses. Its insurance and reinsurance business activities are conducted through domestic and foreign-based insurance entities. The company's insurance businesses provide insurance and reinsurance of property and casualty risks world-wide and also reinsure life, accident and health risks world-wide. Berkshire's four underwriting groups includes GEICO, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group. The company also owns the railroad business of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp. and a majority stake in MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co. The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Contact Information

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
3555 Farnam Street
Omaha Nebraska 68131
P:(402) 346-1400
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Individual stakeholders6.68%
Other institutional43.48%
Mutual fund holders24.37%

Top Executives

Warren E. BuffettChairman & Chief Executive Officer
Marc D. HamburgChief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
Ralph TortorellaSenior VP, Chief Legal & Compliance Officer
Daniel J. JaksichChief Accounting Officer & Vice President
Todd A. CombsInvestment Manager

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