Billionaire Warren Buffett has given away roughly $43 million of Berkshire Hathaway stock since last summer with the majority of that — $30 million — going to one unnamed charity.
The gifts of Class B Berkshire stock were disclosed in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week. These relatively smaller gifts are part of Buffett's overall plan to give away his nearly $85 billion fortune over time.
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The eight gifts disclosed this week were made between last July and this week. Most of the gifts went to unnamed charities, but one gift of 100 Class B shares went to an individual.
Buffett plans to eventually give most of his Berkshire stock to five foundations with the biggest share going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.