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Subject:  BRK Stock Return 1965 to Present Date:  6/6/2014  10:28 AM
Author:  twcooper Number:  211223 of 257827

An oft-quoted nugget about Berkshire is that a $10,000 investment in 1965 (when Buffett started buying shares) would be worth over $50 million today. Can anyone find a primary source for this info?

On pg 31 of The Snowball (start of ch. 4), Alice Schroeder notes that Buffett started buying Berkshire at $7.50 per share. Simply dividing BRK.A by 7.5 gives a 25,500x return, which is far higher than is usually cited. How can I calculate the stock's return (not book value)?
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