Warren Buffett's 9,000% Victory

In this segment from The Motley Fool's everything-financials show, Where the Money Is, banking analysts Matt Koppenheffer and David Hanson discuss the easing credit markets, another Buffett victory, and more.

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  • Report this Comment On August 07, 2013, at 5:18 PM, buffettphan wrote:

    According to CNBC's Berkshire Hathaway holdings, Berkshire Hathaway owns 23.28% of The Washington Post. Since Jeff Bezos agreed to pay $250 million for the Post, that would value Buffett's holding at $58.2 million. He purchased the stock during the mid-70s for somewhere in the neighborhood of $10-15 million, so I don't see how the 9,000% gain is calculated. Today's closing quote on WPO was $587.58, so at BRK's 1,727,765 shares that should be valued at over $1 billion dollars. Something is wrong with this picture, and if anyone can explain it to me, I'd appreciate it. Thanks.

  • Report this Comment On August 08, 2013, at 9:17 AM, TMFHurricane wrote:

    Bezos isn't buying the entire company of The Washington Post -- just the newspaper business. WPO has many other business including Kaplan and broadcasting. Here is the article we referred to in the video:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/warren-buffett-washington-pos...

    Fool on!

    David

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