Berkshire Hathaway

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Berkshire Hathaway is a massive holding company, run by renowned investor Warren Buffett. It holds a variety of conventional private companies, such as GEICO, and also has minority stakes in public companies, such as Apple. Due to the company's long history of operating success and keen investments, it has grown into being the fifth-largest public company in the world in terms of market capitalization.

  • 2,472,627% - This percentage is the overall return of Berkshire Hathaway’s stock from 1965 to 2018; during this same period, the S&P 500 returned just over 15,000%.
  • As of March 12, 2019, Berkshire Hathaway had a market capitalization of about $500 billion, making it one of the largest publicly traded companies worldwide.