Omaha, Neb. • Warren Buffett has given several charities Berkshire Hathaway stock worth more than $2.8 billion as part of his plan to give away his fortune gradually through annual gifts.
The chairman and CEO of Berkshire, which owns furniture giant RC Willey, announced the gifts Tuesday in filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
In accordance with Buffett's giving plan, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation received the biggest gift worth more than $2.1 billion.
Buffett also gave nearly 1.7 million Class B Berkshire shares to his own foundation and 1.16 million shares to each of his three children's foundations.