About Warren Buffett

All you need to know about him and his holding company Berkshire Hathaway.

Portfolio Performance About

43 stocks

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$301 Billion

Portfolio value

+98.5%

5-Year Performance

What stocks has Buffett bought recently?

Warren Buffett is the most successful investor of all time, and driven by his legendary track record in the stock market, many people are interested in knowing what stocks he’s currently buying.

If you want to emulate the Oracle of Omaha, here’s a list of stocks he has bought in recent months:

  • U.S. Bancorp. (Sold 0.6% shares)
  • General Motors Company (Sold 10.4% shares)
  • Chevron Corp. (Sold 2.3% shares)
  • Kroger Co. (Increased shares by 21.0%)
  • Abbvie Inc (Sold 10.2% shares)
  • Aon plc. (Increased shares by 7.3%)
  • RH (Increased shares by 2.0%)
  • Merck & Co Inc (Sold 48.8% shares)
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Does Berkshire pay a dividend?

Berkshire Hathaway has never paid dividends to their investors although being a highly profitable company and sitting on stockpile of cash. Instead, the company chooses to reinvest its earnings into new investments or acquisitions.

How many stocks are in Warren Buffett's portfolio?

Berkshire's 13F holdings are often held for many years. With low turnover and top returns, this investment model is a popular choice for finding stocks to buy. Each quarter new trades have to be published. As of the latest report he owns 43 different stocks.

Top 10 holdings of Berkshire Hathaway

The gap between the values of the No. 1 and No. 2 stocks in the portfolio is glaring. Apple stocks are 3 times more worth than the No. 2. Apple is described by Warren Buffett as "probably the best business I know in the world."

Here's the list of the top holdings:

  1. Apple Inc (42.4% of portfolio)
  2. Bank Of America Corp. (15.6% of portfolio)
  3. American Express Co. (8.9% of portfolio)
  4. Coca-Cola Co (7.3% of portfolio)
  5. Kraft Heinz Co (4.0% of portfolio)
  6. Moody`s Corp. (3.0% of portfolio)
  7. Verizon Communications Inc (2.8% of portfolio)
  8. U.S. Bancorp. (2.6% of portfolio)
  9. Bank Of New York Mellon Corp (1.4% of portfolio)
  10. DaVita Inc (1.3% of portfolio)
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How old is Warren Buffett?

He was born in Omaha, Nebraska on August 30, 1930. He's now 91 years old and still chairman and CEO of his holding company.

Who is Greg Abel?

Greg Abel is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and and vice-chairman of non-insurance operations of Berkshire Hathaway. He is the descendant of Warren Buffett as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Greg Abel has led the rapid development of the energy holding through smart strategic choices, effective execution, and a relentless focus on operational excellence. He has grown the company from a small holding of one companyfber to a $25 billion powerhouse.

Greg is a highly accomplished executive who has spent his career building great companies and leading talented teams to develop innovative products and services. He is a proven leader, a strategic thinker, and a passionate executive with a history of delivering results in both start-ups and large global companies.

How did Warren Buffett get rich?

He always had an interest in business and investing. When he was seven years old, he borrowed a book from the public library “One Thousand Ways to Make $1000”. This inspired him to think about starting his own businesses. His early childhood years were full of entrepreneurial ventures. He had a lot of small income sources like delivering newspapers. He even took a $35 deduction for the use of his bicycle and watch on his route in his first tax return in 1944.

Despite liking his small ventures his father convinced him to study. He studied under Benjamin Graham. “The Intelligent Investor”, the book that Graham wrote in 1949, was a big influence on him and his career. Warren worked under Graham for 2 years as an analyst.

His career took off in 1956, when he established Buffett Partnership, Ltd. In 1962, he became a millionaire because of his partnerships. He soon acquired a textile manufacturing company called Berkshire Hathaway. The business was changed to create a diversified holding company. In 1978, Charlie Munger joined as vice-chairman.

After many successful investments Berkshire went public in 1990 and thus made Buffett a billionaire and now one of the richest person in the world. He pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes.

What did he study?

Buffett studied at the University of Pennsylvania before transferring to the University of Nebraska. There, he obtained a bachelor's degree in business administration. He then got rejected by Harvard Business School and instead enrolled at Columbia Business School. He received a Master of Science in Economics in 1951. After college, he went to the New York Institute of Finance.