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Warren Buffett just donated $2.8 billion to 5 foundations

As part of his annual pledge, Warren Buffett donated on Monday $2.8 billion to five foundations, Fortune reports. In a statement, Berkshire Hathaway announced that its CEO had gifted over 20 million class "B" shares to five foundations. This years recipient were the Bill and Melinda Gates, Susan Thompson Buffett, Sherwood, Howard G. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett's NetJets has been struggling — and now it has a new CEO

Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway have been synonymous with success and financial strength. Unfortunately, that's not the case with every division of the Berkshire Hathaway family of businesses. The company's luxury aviation business...Show More Summary

Buffett-backed Chinese automaker BYD plans up to $1.9 billion placement: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd, backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc, plans to raise up to $1.9 billion in a share offering in mainland China, IFR reported on Tuesday, citing a source familiar with the plans. Show More Summary

Warren Buffett tells Bill Gates why he's such an optimist (BRKA, BRKB)

Warren Buffett is an optimist.  In a video posted on his personal blog Gates Notes, Bill Gates, founder and former CEO of Microsoft and a board member at Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, talks with Buffett about what they've learned from...Show More Summary

A CARNIVAL AND A CHURCH: I spent 3 days in Omaha chasing Warren Buffett but found something else (BRKA, BRKB)

It's amazing that Warren Buffett is alive. Not because he's 84 or because he appears in poor health. In fact, it's the opposite: Buffett is chipper and more alert and energized than I am over the course of Berkshire Hathaway's 7-hour...Show More Summary

3 times Warren Buffett demonstrated he is a ruthless businessman (BRKA, BRKB, SPY, KO, IBM, KRFT, HNZ)

Warren Buffett usually comes across as a friendly, folksy, and generally approachable person. On occasion, he'll sing a jingle and strum a ukulele to humor Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. He's the billionaire next door. But you don't...Show More Summary

BUFFETT: Stocks won't look cheap if interest rates go up (BRKA, BRKB, SPY, DJI, IXIC)

Stocks are definitely on the "high side of valuation," according to Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. Buffett is on CNBC's Squawk Box Monday morning with Becky Quick in Omaha. Berkshire Hathaway held its annual investors conference...Show More Summary

10 things you need to know before the opening bell (DIA, SPY, SPX, QQQ, IBM, KO, FB, TWC)

Good morning! Here's what you need to know. Woodstock for capitalists. This weekend was Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholders meeting. CEO Warren Buffett and vice chair Charlie Munger talked about a lot of things including Berkshire's portfolio companies, investing, the economy, and management. Show More Summary

The most brilliant things Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger said at Berkshire's annual meeting

"Sugar is an enormously helpful substance," Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger said. "It prevents premature softening of the arteries." Munger said that during a Q&A this weekend at Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting. Show More Summary

WE WENT THERE: This is what it's like to experience the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting (BRKA, BRKB)

The Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting is a financial pilgrimage. Investors from around the world come to Omaha, Nebraska to hear Berkshire CEO Warren Buffett and his vice chairman Charlie Munger take questions from journalists, analysts,...Show More Summary

BNSF Railway CEO says investments from capital plan should 'last forever'

By Luciana Lopez OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway's BNSF railroad is "forever better" after a capital program last year boosted capacity following complaints about congestion, BNSF chief executive told Reuters on Saturday. "The railroad's in better shape than it was. Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway first-quarter profit rises 10 percent

OMAHA, Neb. (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Friday said first-quarter profit rose 10 percent, helped by improved results in its BNSF railroad unit, as well as by gains from derivatives. Net income rose to $5.16 billion, or $3,143 per share, from $4.71 billion, or $2,862. Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway earnings beats by $210 per share

Berkshire Hathaway Q1 earnings are out, and they look a bit stronger than expected by analysts. During the quarter, Warren Buffett's conglomerate reported operating earnings of $2,583 per share. Analysts were looking for $2.373. More to come... Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: Here's what happens when you get bitten by a black widow

Friday's Omaha World-Herald is packed with features for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders (BRKA, BRKB)

We're in Omaha for the 50th edition of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. When we woke up this morning, we weren't greeted with the USA Today that many travelers find in their hotel room, but a copy of the Omaha World-Herald. And it is packed with Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway coverage. Let's see what's inside. Show More Summary

It sounds like Warren Buffett might be taking it easy at the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting this weekend (BRKA, BRKB)

The Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting is set to take place in Omaha, Nebraska this weekend. And it sounds like Warren Buffett, the company's 84-year-old CEO, is going to be taking it a bit easier than in past year's at this weekend's...Show More Summary

One of Warren Buffett's companies just sent us a mysterious package — here's what was inside (BRKA, BRKB)

On May 1, the 50th edition of the Berkshire Hathaway annual meet kicks off in Omaha. Ahead of this meeting, we here at Business Insider were sent a package from one of Warren Buffett's portfolio companies: See's Candies. See's was acquired by Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway in 1972 for $25 million. Show More Summary

England is asking America why it isn't more worried about Warren Buffett's reinsurance business (BRKA, BRKB, GE, AIG, MET)

Is Berkshire Hathaway not too big to fail? According to a report from The Financial Times, the Bank of England has asked the US Treasury why Berkshire Hathaway's reinsurance operations were left off a list of "too big to fail" institutions. Berkshire's...Show More Summary

The most important thing Warren Buffett looks for in job candidates

When Warren Buffett considers hiring an executive for his company Berkshire Hathaway, he assesses their intelligence and drive. But more importantly, he said at a talk at the Ivey Business School in late February, he judges that person's...Show More Summary

BUFFETT: Volatility is not the same thing as risk, and anyone who thinks it is will cost themselves money (BRKA, BRKB)

Volatility and risk are not the same thing. In his most recent annual letter to shareholders, Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett wrote about the difference between the two, and how so many investors end up conflating these concepts...Show More Summary

Berkshire Hathaway Automotive looks to expand in U.S.: chairman

DETROIT (Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc wants to purchase more U.S. auto dealerships to expand the company's automotive dealer venture, Larry Van Tuyl, chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Automotive, told CNBC on Tuesday. Show More Summary

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