Subsidy Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Berkshire Hathaway
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol BRK.B)
Headquartered in: 
Nebraska
Major Industry: 
diversified
Specific Industry: 
diversified
Subsidy SummarySubsidy ValueNumber of Awards
State/Local$1,520,119,963520
Federal (grants and allocated tax credits)$186,878,61017
TOTAL$1,706,998,573537
Loan / Bailout SummaryTotal Face ValueNumber of Awards
State/Local loans, bond financing and venture capital$21,000,0001
Federal loans, loan guarantees and bailout assistance (not including repayments)$24,903,36312
TOTAL$45,903,36313
Time Period for State and Local Awards: 

Earliest year of data: 1992. Availability of data for earlier years varies greatly from program to program. The majority of the listings for this parent company are for the period since 2010.

Time Period for Federal Awards: 

FY2000 to the present

Notes: 

The dollar total above adjusts for the fact that there is an overlap between the amount in the Megadeal entry and that of one or more of the other entries. Dollar totals do not include awards for which no subsidy value is disclosed.

Associated Names: 

21st Mortgage Corporation; ACCRA MFG; ACME BRICK; ALLOYWORKS; APPLIED UNDERWRITERS; BENJAMIN MOORE; BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY; BNSF; BUFFALO NEWS; BUFFALO NEWS A DIVISION OF OBH; CALEDONIAN ALLOYS; CAMPBELL HAUSFELD / SCOTT FETZER; CANNON MUSKEGON; CENTRAL STATES OF OMAHA COS; CERRO FLOW PROD; CMH MFG; COMPASS AEROSPACE NORTHWEST INC; COMPLEMENTARY COATINGS; CPI ENGINEERING SVC; CTB; DALE MCLOUTH PCC STRUCTURALS; DESIGNED METAL CONNECTIONS INC; DURACELL; ECOWATER; EMPIRE DISTRIBUTORS OF NORTH CAROLINA; [...]

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For a summary of this company's regulatory violations see its Violation Tracker summary page here.

For more details on misconduct by this company, see its entry in the Project On Government Oversight's Federal Contractor Misconduct Database.

For a summary of this company's federal contracts, see its page on Fedspending.


Top 5 States for state/local awardsTotal Subsidy $Number of Awards
Texas$802,720,0002
New York$391,473,982164
Ohio$76,184,40319
Louisiana$72,734,03813
Indiana$45,820,74633
All other$131,186,794289

Individual Subsidy Records:

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Company Location Subsidy Source Year Subsidy Value Loan/Bailout Value Type of Subsidysort icon
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2012 $5,677,516 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2013 $24,711,293 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2014 $6,987,821 enterprise zone
GEICO General Insurance Company New York state 2015 $4,205,623 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2009 $886,286 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2004 $4,740,722 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2005 $6,355,642 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2008 $2,042,616 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2010 $5,486,071 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2011 $7,334,272 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2012 $12,409,216 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2013 $16,165,979 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2014 $12,985,478 enterprise zone
GEICO Indemnity Company New York state 2015 $1,362,898 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2004 $896,001 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2005 $1,064,994 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2008 $3,983,297 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2009 $1,823,217 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2010 $3,460,361 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2011 $5,113,332 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2012 $13,799,127 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2013 $9,015,055 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2014 $2,084,057 enterprise zone
Government Employees Insurance Company New York state 2015 $1,995,338 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2008 $7,144 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2009 $5,145 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2010 $4,136 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2002 $32,265 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2003 $25,600 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2004 $8,000 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2005 $8,000 enterprise zone
McLane Foodservice, Inc. New York state 2011 $3,800 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2009 $19,719 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2001 $177,000 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2001 $227,000 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2002 $20,000 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2003 $16,200 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2011 $64,142 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2012 $39,279 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2013 $21,498 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2014 $44,991 enterprise zone
Special Metals Corporation New York state 2015 $334,114 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2004 $2,000,000 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2005 $3,100 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2008 $6,152 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2009 $421,301 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2010 $954,670 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, A Division of OBH, Inc. New York state 2011 $19,440 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, Inc. New York state 2002 $69,644 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, Inc. New York state 2012 $209,248 enterprise zone
The Buffalo News, Inc. New York state 2013 $34,908 enterprise zone
JOHNS MANVILLE Alabama state 2008 $8,400 cost reimbursement
Johns Manville Alabama state 2009 $12,116 cost reimbursement
Johns Manville Alabama state 2009 $25,000 cost reimbursement
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