15. Nike (NKE)

Holding Value: $478.55 million
Shares: 7,641,000
Stake in Company: 1.57%

 

14. Union Pacific Corp (UNP)

Holding Value: $567.84 million
Shares: 9,558,000
Stake in Company: 1.9%

 

13. Washington Post (WPO)

Holding Value: $738.15 million
Shares: 1,727,765
Stake in Company: 18.38%

 

12. Moody’s (MCO)

Holding Value: $876.68 million
Shares: 38,066,685
Stake in Company: 16.11%

 

11. Wal-Mart (WMT)

Holding Value: $994.82 million
Shares: 19,944,300
Stake in Company: 0.51%

 

10. US Bancorp (USB)

Holding Value: $1.62 billion
Shares: 69,039,426
Stake in Company: 3.61%

 

9. Wesco Financial Corp (WSC)

Holding Value: $1.86 billion
Shares: 5,703,087
Stake in Company: 80.1%

 

8. Johnson & Johnson (JNJ)

Holding Value: $2.17 billion
Shares: 36,914,633
Stake in Company: 1.34%

 

7. ConocoPhillips (COP)

Holding Value: $3.27 billion
Shares: 64,485,759
Stake in Company: 4.35%

 

6. Kraft Foods (KFT)

Holding Value: $3.80 billion
Shares: 138,272,500
Stake in Company: 9.37%

 

5. American Express Co. (AXP)

Holding Value: $5.46 billion
Shares: 151,610,700
Stake in Company: 12.75%

 

4. Procter & Gamble (PG)

Holding Value: $5.64 billion
Shares: 96,316,010
Stake in Company: 3.3%

 

3. Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNI)

Holding Value: $7.45 billion*
Shares: 76,777,029
Stake in Company: 22.58%

*On 11/3/09, Berkshire Hathaway announced plans to purchase the entirety of BNI for $26 billion, bringing BRK’s stake in the company to 100%, valuing the company at $34 billion.

2. Wells Fargo (WFC)

Holding Value: $8.39 billion
Shares: 302,609,212
Stake in Company: 6.48%

 

1. Coca Cola (KO)

Holding Value: $10.63 billion
Shares: 200,000,000
Stake in Company: 8.63%