Berkshire today donates almost $200 million to four thousand charities.
Buffett is generous to his operating managers, making sure that Berkshire pays them enough for their performance to be active investors in the companies.
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The $70 billion enterprise they control includes GEICO and General Re Corporation, two of the largest US and world insurance companies, many manufacturing and distribution companies in consumer products and services, candy, ice cream, training, general aviation, and electric and gas power generating fractional interests.
Substantial equity interest is owned in American Express, Coca-Cola, Gillette, and Wells Fargo.
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Together with his partner Charlie Munger they build Berkshire from humble roots as a textile company to the billion dollar holding company in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett's hometown.
Berkshire Hathaway begins in the early 1800s as a textile plant.
Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger develop the company by the late 1990s as a holding company that owns insurance and other leading business interests, although not textiles.