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Warren Buffett's 15 biggest stock holdings

Last updated on: February 22, 2013 08:11 IST

Image: Warren Buffett with his wife Astrid Menks in Washington, DC.
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Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people.

In 2012, American magazine Time named Buffett one of the most influential people in the world.

Let's take a look at Warren Buffett's 15 biggest stock holdings in the world.

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Wells Fargo

Industry: Banking

Holding Value: $15.5 billion

Shares: 439,857,861

Stake in company: 8.4 per cent

Overall rank: 1

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Image: Pedestrians walk past a reflection of a Coca-Cola delivery truck in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Coca-Cola

Industry: Beverage

Holding value: $14.7 billion

Shares: 400,000,000

Stake in company: 9.0 per cent

Overall rank: 2

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IBM

Industry: Technology

Holding value: $13.6 billion

Shares: 68,115,484

Stake in company: 6.0 per cent

Overall rank: 3

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American Express

Industry: Financial services

Holding value: $9.5 billion

Shares: 151,610,700

Stake in company: 13.6 per cent

Overall rank: 4

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Image: A Carrefour Planet in Lyon, France.
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Procter & Gamble

Industry: Consumer goods

Holding value: $4.1 billion

Shares: 52,793,078

Stake in company: 1.9 per cent

Overall rank: 5

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Image: A shopper pushes a cart with a television screen at a Walmart store in Mexico City, Mexico.
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Walmart

Industry: Retail

Holding value: $3.4 billion

Shares: 47,501,182

Stake in company: 1.4 per cent

Overall rank: 6

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US Bancorp

Industry: Banking

Holding value: $2.1 billion

Shares: 61,264,601

Stake in company: 3.3 per cent

Overall rank: 7

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Phillips 66

Industry: Natural gas liquids and petrochemicals

Holding value: $1.8 billion

Shares: 27,163,918

Stake in company: 4.3 per cent

Overall rank: 8

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DirecTV

Industry: Broadcasting

Holding value: $1.7 billion

Shares: 34,037,500

Stake in company: 5.6 per cent

Overall rank: 9

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DaVita

Industry: Health care

Holding value: $1.6 billion

Shares: 14,049,909

Stake in company: 14.7 per cent

Overall rank: 10

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Image: Smoke is released into the sky at the ConocoPhillips oil refinery in San Pedro, California.
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ConocoPhillips

Industry: Energy

Holding value: $1.40 billion

Shares: 24,123,911

Stake in company: 2.0 per cent

Overall rank: 11

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Moody's

Industry: Bond credit ratings

Holding value: $1.3 billion

Shares: 28,415,250

Stake in company: 12.7 per cent

Overall rank: 12

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Image: A view of the exterior of The Washington Post Company headquarters in Washington, DC.
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Washington Post

Industry: Media

Holding value: $706.8 million

Shares: 1,727,765

Stake in company: 23.4 per cent

Overall rank: 13

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Image: A worker uses an ergonomic-arm to install a front seat in a Chevrolet Volt electric vehicle at General Motors Detroit-Hamtramck assembly plant in Hamtramck, Michigan.
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General Motors

Industry: Automobile

Holding value: $693.8 million

Shares: 25,000,000

Stake in company: 1.6 per cent

Overall rank: 14

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Liberty Media

Industry: Mass media

Holding value: $621 million

Shares: 5,622,340

Stake in company: 4.7 per cent

Overall rank: 15

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