Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett

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Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has pursued a buy-and-hold investment approach as he built Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire into a $280 billion company accumulating the largest holdings of Coca-Cola Co., American Express Co. and Wells Fargo & Co.