Berkshire Hathaway Case Study

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1. Introduction
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company widely known for its control and leadership by Warren Buffet. The company owns subsidiaries involved in various business activities. Their most important business is insurance which is conducted on both a primary and reinsurance basis.

Type Public
Founded 1839; 178 years ago
Founder Oliver Chace
Headquarters Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Key Person Warren Buffet (Chairman, President and CEO)
Products Diversified investments, property and casualty insurance, Utilities, Restaurants, Food processing, Aerospace, Media, Toys, Automotive, Sporting goods, Consumer products, Internet, Real estate.
Total Asset US$620.85 billion (2016)

1.1 Background
Berkshire
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1.3 Justification
Berkshire Hathaway is the third largest public company in the world. So, it is tremendously important to thoroughly study the background, operations, financial position, SWOT analysis, global footprint and CSR activities of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

1.4 Research Questions:
 How much background information of the company is needed to fully understand this topic?
 What is the current financial situation of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.?
 What is the significance of doing this paper?
 What did I find from analyzing all the
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