Revenue of Berkshire Hathaway 2018, by operating business

In 2018, Berkshire Hathaway’s most profitable operating business was manufacturing, which generated 61.88 billion U.S. dollars in revenues. Insurance underwriting and McLane Company, a wholesale supply chain services company, followed behind with 57.42 billion U.S. dollars and 49.99 billion U.S. dollars, respectively. In that year, GEICO, an auto insurance subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, generated a revenue of approximately 33.36 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 2018.


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 2018, by operating business

Revenue in billion U.S. dollars
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*From three insurance underwriting businesses: GEICO, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group and Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group.

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