1 Insane Berkshire Hathaway Number

In the following video, Motley Fool financial analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson look at one very big number from Berkshire Hathaway's (NYSE: BRK-A  ) (NYSE: BRK-B  ) 10-K filing on Friday: the company's total year-end employment. Matt gives us this staggering figure compared with the size of other well-known companies and discusses how the range of companies and subsidiaries under the Berkshire name essentially means that owning Berkshire stock is comparable to owning a mutual fund. Finally, he notes some things about the company's corporate leadership structure that make it an attractive investment. 

Thanks to the savvy of investing legend Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's book value per share has grown a mind-blowing 586,817% over the past 48 years. But with Buffett aging and Berkshire rapidly evolving, is this insurance conglomerate still a buy today? In The Motley Fool's premium report on the company, Berkshire expert Joe Magyer provides investors with key reasons to buy as well as important risks to watch out for. Click here now for instant access to Joe's take on Berkshire, and receive a FREE year of bonus updates as news develops!

 


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  • Report this Comment On March 06, 2013, at 9:09 AM, ScoopHoop wrote:

    Good story, however you forgot to mention another really important number: Employment at Berkshire companies grew 6.49% or 17,604 jobs in 2012. The company is doing its part to grow jobs in America.

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