Berkshire Hathaway Statistics, Revenue Totals and Facts (2021)



Here are a few of the most interesting Berkshire Hathaway statistics and facts I was able to dig up including revenue totals and employee counts. 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 Facts

  • Website: Official Website
  • Year Founded: 1839
  • Headquarters: Omaha, NE
  • Founder(s): Oliver Chace
  • Current Chief Executive: Warren Buffett

What is Berkshire Hathaway?

Berkshire Hathaway and its subsidiaries engage in diverse business activities including insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, manufacturing, retailing and services. Common stock of the company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading symbols BRK.A and BRK.B. (source)

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 Company Duracell Lubrizol Corporation
Applied Underwriters Fechheimer Brothers Company Marmon Holdings, Inc.
Ben Bridge Jeweler FlightSafety McLane Company
Benjamin Moore & Co. Forest River MedPro Group
Berkshire Hathaway Automotive Fruit of the Loom Companies MiTek Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company Garan Incorporated National Indemnity Company
Berkshire Hathaway GUARD Insurance Companies Gateway Underwriters Agency Nebraska Furniture Mart
Berkshire Hathaway Homestate Companies GEICO Auto Insurance NetJets®
Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance General Re Oriental Trading Company
BH Media Group Helzberg Diamonds Pampered Chef®
BoatU.S. H.H. Brown Shoe Group Precision Castparts Corp.
Borsheims Fine Jewelry HomeServices of America Precision Steel Warehouse, Inc.
Brooks International Dairy Queen, Inc. RC Willey Home Furnishings
Buffalo NEWS, Buffalo NY IMC International Metalworking Companies Richline Group
BNSF Johns Manville Scott Fetzer Companies
Business Wire Jordan’s Furniture See’s Candies
Central States Indemnity Company Justin Brands Shaw Industries
Charter Brokerage Kraft Heinz Star Furniture
Clayton Homes Larson-Juhl TTI, Inc.
CORT Business Services LiquidPower Specialty Products Inc. (LSPI) United States Liability Insurance Group
CTB Inc. Louis – Motorcycle & Leisure XTRA Corporation

Berkshire Hathaway Employee Count

Berkshire Hathaway number of employees:

377,000

Last updated 1/1/18


Berkshire Hathaway Revenue Totals

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Please 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%.