Inside Berkshire Hathaway’s Future Without Warren Buffett

Inside Berkshire Hathaway’s Future Without Warren Buffett


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When Warren Buffett turns 90 years old in August, it would be only natural for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders to celebrate his success—and worry about the future of the extraordinary company he built. In his 55 years at the helm as CEO, chairman, and investment chief, Buffett turned a struggling textile maker into a $555 billion conglomerate, using investment skills that became the envy of American business.

An investor who put $1,000—roughly 50 shares—in Berkshire in 1965 would now have $20 million, against $175,000 for…


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