Berkshire Hathaway Revenue

Berkshire Hathaway Revenue 1999-2017

The table below shows the revenue of Berkshire Hathaway from 1999-2017. The sums are in millions of dollars.

Revenue of Berkshire Hathaway 1999-2017 (Sums in millions)
YearRevenue (Mn $)
2017 $       2,42,137 
2016 $       2,23,604 
2015 $       2,10,943 
2014 $       1,94,699 
2013 $       1,82,412 
2012 $       1,62,463 
2011 $       1,43,688 
2010 $       1,36,185 
2009 $       1,12,493 
2008 $       1,07,786 
2007 $       1,18,245 
2006 $          98,539 
2005 $          81,663 
2004 $          74,382 
2003 $          63,859 
2002 $          42,235 
2001 $          38,593 
2000 $          34,849 
1999 $          24,890 

Berkshire hathaway Inc. is a holding company that owns several subsidiaries engaged in a  variety of businesses. Most important among these are insurance business, freight rail transportation business and a group of utility and energy generation and distribution businesses. Berkshire also owns and operates a large number of other businesses apart from these. These businesses operate independently or on a decentralized basis which means no central HR, marketing or finance function. However, the top management participates in resource allocation, investment and selection of CEOs for each of the businesses.

The total revenue of Berkshire Hathaway grew to $2,42, 137 Millions in 2017 rising by more than 18.5 Billion dollars over the previous year driven mainly by growth in insurance premiums and sales and service revenues. Its 2016 revenue was $223,604 Millions.

Sources:

Annual Reports of Berkshire Hathaway.

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