Warren Buffett is the astounding investor, the chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, a textile company, he has invested in. This was in 1962 and Buffett originally was going to tender his stock shares in Berkshire Hathaway, but instead bought more stock, when the tendered price per share offered was off by tthree-eighthsof a percent. In anger, Buffett bought enough stock in Berkshire Hathaway to gain control of the company. His first order of business was to fire the CEO who had broken his promise of the tendered stock share price. Warren Buffett, over time, got Berkshire Hathaway out of the textile industry and made it into the profitable investment firm it is today.
Over the past 53 years, Buffett has continued as the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. If you watch the news and stock market at all, you know about the success of Warren Buffett and his profitable rise in the investment industry. Currently, Warren Buffett is the second wealthiest person in the world.
In the 54 years as CEO of Berkshire Hathway, Berkshire/Buffett stock has delivered 155 times the total return of Standards and Poors. To give you a more detailed view of Bonnett’s success let’s look at the numbers. On average, Berkshire/Bonnett has had an average stock price increase of 20.8% per year. To compare that percentage with the Standards and Poors 500 for the same time period that comes out to a little over double of the Standards and Poors 500.
Berkshire/Hathaway has stuck to the tried and trued methods that got him and his company it’s first millions. How has Bonnett done repeatedly over the years? Consistently improving the earnings through added acquisitions, wisely benefiting from the growth of their investments, buying back shares at discounted rates, and at certain times, making large acquisitions. Not bad for a CEO who currently has a personal net worth of $85 billion dollars.