Revenue of Berkshire Hathaway 2019, by operating business

In 2019, Berkshire Hathaway’s most profitable operating business was manufacturing, which generated 62.73 billion U.S. dollars in revenues. Insurance underwriting from GEICO, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group and Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, and McLane Company, a wholesale supply chain services company, followed behind with 61.08 billion U.S. dollars and 50.46 billion U.S. dollars, respectively. In that year, GEICO, an auto insurance subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, generated a revenue of approximately 35.57 billion U.S. dollars.

Berkshire Hathaway

Berkshire Hathaway is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska and has been led by Warren Buffett, the famed billionaire investor, since the 1960s. McLane was acquired by Berkshire in 2003 and was one of the most valuable logistics service providers globally in 2019.


GEICO are headquartered in Chevy Chase, Maryland. They had one of the most valuable insurance brands in the world and their earned premiums have been increasing year-on-year over the past decade. They are well-known for their humorous ad campaigns, which often feature the GEICO gecko, which likely contribute to their high standing as a brand.

Revenue of Berkshire Hathaway in 2019, by operating business

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Release date

February 2020


United States

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Supplementary notes

*From three insurance underwriting businesses: GEICO, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group.
**Insurance underwriting revenue, which totals 61.08 billion U.S. dollars from the three subsidiaries.

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