UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 13F COVER PAGE
Report for the Calendar Year or Quarter Ended: December 31, 2011
Check here if Amendment [_]; Amendment Number: ________________________________
This Amendment (Check only one.): [_] is a restatement.
[_] adds new holdings entries.
Institutional Investment Manager Filing this Report:
Name: Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Address: 1440 Kiewit Plaza
Form 13F File Number: 28-4545
The institutional investment manager filing this report and the person by whom
it is signed hereby represent that the person signing the report is authorized
to submit it, that all information contained herein is true, correct and
complete, and that it is understood that all required items, statements,
schedules, lists, and tables, are considered integral parts of this form.
Person Signing this Report on Behalf of Reporting Manager:
Name: Marc D. Hamburg
Title: Senior Vice President
Signature, Place, and Date of Signing:
(s) Marc D. Hamburg Omaha, NE February 14, 2012
_______________________ ________________________ _______________________
[Signature] [City, State] [Date]
Report Type (Check only one.):
[_] 13F HOLDINGS REPORT. (Check here if all holdings of this reporting manager
are reported in this report.)
[_] 13F NOTICE. (Check here if no holdings reported are in this report, and all
holdings are reported by other reporting manager(s).)
[X] 13F COMBINATION REPORT. (Check here if a portion of the holdings for this
reporting manager are reported in this report and a portion are reported by
other reporting manager(s).)
List of Other Managers Reporting for this Manager:
[If there are no entries in this list, omit this section.]
Form 13F File Number Name
28-5194 General Re - New England Asset Management, Inc.
[Repeat as necessary.]
Form 13F SUMMARY PAGE
Number of Other Included Managers: 18
Form 13F Information Table Entry Total: 101
Form 13F Information Table Value Total: $ 66,151,587
List of Other Included Managers:
Provide a numbered list of the name(s) and Form 13F file number(s) of all
institutional investment managers with respect to which this report is filed,
other than the manager filing this report.
[If there are no entries in this list, state "NONE" and omit the column
headings and list entries.]
NO. FORM 13F FILE NUMBER NAME
1. 28-5678 Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Co.
2. 28-10388 BH Columbia Inc.
3. 28- BH Finance LLC
4. 28-719 BCS Holdings, LLC
5. 28-554 Buffett, Warren E.
6. 28-1517 Columbia Insurance Co.
7. 28-2226 Cornhusker Casualty Co.
8. 28-06102 Cypress Insurance Company
9. 28-11217 Fechheimer Brothers Company
10. 28-852 GEICO Corp.
11. 28-101 Government Employees Ins. Corp.
12. 28- Medical Protective Corp.
13. 28-1066 National Fire & Marine
14. 28-718 National Indemnity Co.
15. 28-5006 National Liability & Fire Ins. Co.
16. 28-11222 Nebraska Furniture Mart
17. 28-717 OBH LLC
18. 28- U.S. Investment Corp.
[Repeat as necessary.]