Warren Buffett has had one heck of a career. And more recently, one hot stock.
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A - Get Report) (BRK.B - Get Report) recently hit an all-time high. From its humble beginnings with a stock price of $2,900 to its high of $270,365 on August 23, 2017 (it has since pulled back to $268,090), watch as TheStreet navigates its rise and the various factors that have led to its success.
In 1996, Berkshire Hathaway took over Geico insurance for $2.36 billion, and bought Fruit of the Loom in 2002. The "Oracle of Omaha" has since expanded into railroads via Burlington Northern, and recently tried to acquire struggling energy producer Oncor. Buffett has also dabbled in Apple (AAPL - Get Report) , a bet that has paid off handsomely.
Buffett's current net worth stands at nearly $77 billion, according to Forbes. That puts him just behind friend and Microsoft (MSFT - Get Report) founder Bill Gates, whose net worth is about $86 billion according to Forbes.