Buffett is chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway. The publicly traded holding company operates a broad collection of businesses, including insurance (Geico), manufacturing (Clayton Homes), energy (MidAmerican Energy, Lubrizol) and service (NetJets). It also owns stakes in Coca-Cola, American Express, Procter & Gamble and Wells Fargo.
As Spain’s housing market boomed in the last decade, real estate tycoons fell in love with the idea of getting to construction sites fast. Developers and other business titans binging on easy credit more than doubled the country’s corporate jet fleet from 2004 to 2009, to 137 planes.
Chicago billionaire Penny Pritzker inadvertently understated a portion of her income by at least $80 million in a disclosure form required for her nomination to be U.S. Commerce secretary and has amended the document.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon won more investor support this year than in 2012 to remain chairman, weathering a push to divide the roles after the largest U.S. bank suffered a record trading loss.
MetLife Inc., the largest U.S. life insurer, is looking beyond Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. as Chief Executive Officer Steven Kandarian seeks ways to limit risk from retirement products known as variable annuities.
Jack Lew isn’t your average baby boomer. There's that Treasury Secretary thing, for starters. What may be even more impressive than his resume, though, is his portfolio of low cost, index-tracking exchange-traded funds. Unlike the vast majority of baby boomers, who don’t use ETFs at all, Lew is saving himself thousands of dollars per year in fees and beating a solid two-thirds of active mutual fund managers.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon won approval from investors to keep his chairman title in preliminary voting ahead of today’s shareholder meeting, according to two people with knowledge of the tallies.