Warren Buffett Has Gained $158 Billion on These 4 Stocks

By The Motley Fool5 days ago

If you've ever wondered why the Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A)(NYSE: BRK.B) annual shareholder meeting creates such a buzz, take a closer look at how well the company has performed since Warren Buffett took the reins.

According to the company's 2020 shareholder letter, Berkshire Hathaway has averaged a 20% compounded annual return since 1965. Between 1964 and 2020, Buffett's company nearly outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 by 2,800,000%. I'd say that's a pretty good reason to pay attention when Warren Buffett and his right-hand man Charlie Munger speak.


If you need more proof of Buffett's success, look closer at Berkshire Hathaway's investment portfolio. The combined $108.6 billion the Oracle of Omaha and his team have invested over the years and decades is now worth $304.7 billion.

Most intriguing of all, $157.8 billion (80%) of this $196.1 billion in unrealized gains have come from just four stocks.

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett. Image source: The Motley Fool.

Apple: $88.2 billion in unrealized gains

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