Berkshire Hathaway, the publicly traded conglomerate holding company presided over by famed investor Warren Buffet, is the most expensive stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange by a wide margin. As of October 2015, Berkshire Hathaway's average purchase price for a single share is over $200,000.
Berkshire Hathaway is the fifth-largest public company in the world and is widely recognized for its excellent annual growth value of 19.7 percent and its long-term investments in publicly traded companies. Its massive total equity, well-run subsidiaries, investment diversification techniques and steady management have made it the most appealing stock in the United States in terms of dividend returns for over 25 years. Berkshire Hathaway was founded in Rhode Island in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, as of October 2015.