Berkshire Hathaway Facts (2020) | By the Numbers

Berkshire Hathaway Statistics and Facts

Here are a few of the most interesting Berkshire Hathaway facts I was able to dig up. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Berkshire Hathaway factsPlease note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Berkshire Hathaway stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%

Berkshire Hathaway Facts

  • Berkshire Hathaway Website:
  • Year Berkshire Hathaway was Founded: 1839 as the Valley Falls Company
  • Berkshire Hathaway Founder: Oliver Chace
  • Berkshire Hathaway Headquarters: Omaha, NE
  • Berkshire Hathaway CEO: Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway History

  • 1839 - Valley Falls Company is established
  • 1929 - Valley Falls Co merges with the Berkshire Cotton Manufacturing Co to form Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates
  • 1955 - Berkshire Fine Spinning Associates merges with the Hathaway Manufacturing Company to form Berkshire Hathaway
  • 1964 - Warren Buffett buys enough stock to take control of Berkshire Hathaway
  • 1985 - Berkshire Hathaway closes its last textile operation
  • 1995 - Helzberg Diamonds is purchased
  • 1996 - GEICO is purchased
  • 1998 - Gen Re is purchased
  • 2000 - Benjamin Moore is purchased
  • 2002 - Fruit of the Loom is purchased
  • 2002 - The Pampered Chef is purchased
  • 2006 - Russell Corporation is purchased
  • 2014 - Duracell is purchased

Companies Owned by Berkshire Hathaway:

Acme Brick CompanyDuracellLubrizol Corporation
Applied UnderwritersFechheimer Brothers CompanyMarmon Holdings, Inc.
Ben Bridge JewelerFlightSafetyMcLane Company
Benjamin Moore & Co.Forest RiverMedPro Group
Berkshire Hathaway AutomotiveFruit of the Loom CompaniesMiTek Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy CompanyGaran IncorporatedNational Indemnity Company
Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance CompaniesGateway Underwriters AgencyNebraska Furniture Mart
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate CompaniesGEICO Auto InsuranceNetJets®
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty InsuranceGeneral ReOriental Trading Company
BH Media GroupHelzberg DiamondsPampered Chef®
BoatU.S.H.H. Brown Shoe GroupPrecision Castparts Corp.
Borsheims Fine JewelryHomeServices of AmericaPrecision Steel Warehouse, Inc.
BrooksInternational Dairy Queen, Inc.RC Willey Home Furnishings
Buffalo NEWS, Buffalo NYIMC International Metalworking CompaniesRichline Group
BNSFJohns ManvilleScott Fetzer Companies
Business WireJordan's FurnitureSee's Candies
Central States Indemnity CompanyJustin BrandsShaw Industries
Charter BrokerageKraft HeinzStar Furniture
Clayton HomesLarson-JuhlTTI, Inc.
CORT Business ServicesLiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. (LSPI)United States Liability Insurance Group
CTB Inc.Louis - Motorcycle & LeisureXTRA Corporation

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