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Berkshire Hathaway

( BRK-B) vice chairman Charlie Munger, transferred almost 48% of his holdings of stock in the Omaha, Neb.-based conglomerate to a family trust, according to a report in

The Wall Street Journal

that cited

a regulatory filing


The sales of class B and class A shares add up to nearly $750 million, according to


which based its tally on closing prices Nov. 4, the day the transactions were conducted.

The shares were distributed to a beneficiary of a community property revocable trust in which Munger was a co-trustee along with his wife, Nancy, who died in February, according to the



Munger, who is 86, according to the

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Written by Dan Freed in New York


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