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Will Buffett Finally Pay a Dividend?

Aaron Levitt Sep 06, 2017


Like many of us here at Dividend.com, America’s favorite value investor loves dividends.

For Warren Buffett, collecting dividends from his investments have helped power his holding company Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A ) to be one of the best-performing investments of all time. Not to mention that it’s also made Buffett one of the richest people to ever walk the planet.

The interesting thing about Buffett is that for all his love of dividends, Berkshire doesn’t pay out one.

But that could change. Buffett’s cash pile is getting bigger by the day, and finding deals to satisfy Berkshire’s massive size is becoming more difficult. In the end, Buffett – or his successor – may need to do the once unthinkable and hand over some of that cash to his investors. Berkshire may, in fact, become a dividend stock.

Check out the complete history of Warren Buffett here.

Notoriously Stubborn

Warren Buffett understands the power of dividends on an investor’s bottom line and many of his investments – such as Coca-Cola (KO ) and Wells Fargo (WFC ) – are driven by the cash they throw off. During the second quarter alone, Berkshire received $882,004,712 in dividend income. That’s more than $6,800 per minute in dividend income.

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