Berkshire Hathaway
2004 rank: 14
FORTUNE 500 appearances:
Revenues 63,859.0 50.8 14 28
Profits 8,151.0 90.2 N.A. N.A.
Assets 180,559.0 ó N.A.
Stockholders' Equity 77,596.0 ó N.A. N.A.
Market Value 144,412.2 ó N.A. ó
Employees* 172,732 ó N.A. ó
Revenues 12.8 N.A. N.A.
Assets 4.5 N.A. ó
Stockholders' equity 10.5 N.A. ó
2003 ($) 5,309.00
% change 89.9
10-year growth rate (%) 24.5
2003 15.8 N.A.
10-year annual rate 17.8 N.A.
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