Replacing Warren Buffett atop Berkshire Hathaway will be no easy task once the 83-year old billionaire is out of the picture. While debate rages on over who should replace the Oracle of Omaha as CEO, Buffett has made it clear that he'd like to see his son, Howard, step as a non-executive chairman of the board. Will this mark the beginning of the end of Berkshire Hathaway's greatness?

In the following video, Motley Fool analyst David Hanson takes a question from the "Ask a Fool" mailbag about Howard Buffett's future with his father's empire.