While most of the world’s richest people came to that title through a single company, billionaire investor Warren Buffett’s story is different.
Jeff Bezos got rich off Amazon Inc. AMZN, +0.15% , Mark Zuckerberg made his billions off Facebook Inc. FB, -0.13% and Bill Gates earned his fortune through Microsoft Corp. MSFT, +0.60% But Warren Buffett, who serves as the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. BRK.A, -1.17% can attribute his wealth to hundreds of companies, ranging from a textile mill in Rhode Island to Coca-Cola Co. KO, -0.40% .
Buffett makes a salary of $100,000 as CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, which is just a tiny fraction of his $83.6 billion net worth. So how did he get all that money? Some of it comes down to his extreme frugality, like his famous $18 haircut. But more of it comes down to the returns on his investments, which are typically stocks with low, yet stable, returns.
Here are just some of the companies now in his empire, as presented by data visualization site Visual Capitalist and personal finance site Finder, which created a massive infographic visualizing the Warren Buffett empire. See the full-resolution version here.