Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is a worldwide holding company headquartered in Omaha, Neb. Its chairman and CEO is Warren Buffett, often referred to as the Oracle of Omaha and who, according to Time magazine’s 2012 ranking, is among the world’s most influential people.
Warren Buffett became Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway in 1969.
The Berkshire Hathaway approach is to acquire companies with great brands, great products and strong leadership.
In March 2000, Berkshire Hathaway became the majority owner of MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company. MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company acquired a majority interest in HomeServices of America in 1998.
Berkshire Hathaway employs nearly 300,000 people and owns more than 55 companies, including GEICO, Fruit of the Loom, Dairy Queen, Helzberg Diamonds, Benjamin Moore Paints, NetJets®, Burlington Northern, See’s Candies, MidAmerican Energy Holding Company and HomeServices of America.
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Berkshire Hathaway is proud of the values with which it conducts business. It has and will continue to uphold the highest levels of business ethics and personal integrity in all transactions and interactions.
According to the Forbes Global 2012 ranking that utilizes a mix of sales, profit, assets and market value, Berkshire Hathaway is the eighth-leading public company in the world.
Berkshire Hathaway is among the world’s most admired companies according to Fortune’s 2013 ranking.
Berkshire Hathaway is among the world’s most profitable companies according to Fortune’s 2012 ranking.
Berkshire Hathaway is among the world’s largest companies based on market value according to Fortune’s 2012 ranking.
According to the 2013 Harris Interactive Relationship Quotient survey, Berkshire Hathaway was among the highest ranking companies for vision and leadership.