WARREN BUFFETT: Berkshire Hathaway raked in $3.8 billion in dividends last year — here's how much our 5 biggest holdings paid

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  • Warren Buffett loves dividend paying stocks.
  • Berkshire Hathaway raked in $US3.8 billion worth of dividends in 2018.
  • In his annual letter, Buffett laid out how much Berkshire was in paid in dividends by its five largest holdings.
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Warren Buffett has always been a fan of companies that pay dividends.

In his annual letter released Saturday, Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway was paid $US3.8 billion in dividends in 2018, a number that he expects will increase in 2019.

The conglomerate’s five largest holdings paid nearly $US2.966 billion in dividends, or nearly 80% of the total.

Check them out below:


American Express

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Ticker: AXP

Yearend Ownership: 17.9%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $US237 million


Apple

Ticker: AAPL

Yearend Ownership: 5.4%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $US745 million


Bank of America

Ticker: BAC

Yearend Ownership: 9.5%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $US551 million


Coca-Cola

Ticker: KO

Yearend Ownership: 9.4%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $US624 million


Wells Fargo

Robert Alexander/Getty ImagesA banking customer uses an ATM machine at a Wells Fargo Bank in San Francisco, California.

Ticker: WFC

Yearend Ownership: 9.8%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $US809 million


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