Buffett's compensation edges up; Berkshire gets climate proposal

Fri Mar 11, 2016 6:10pm EST
 
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By Jonathan Stempel

(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's compensation for running Berkshire Hathaway Inc (BRKa.N: Quote) edged up 1 percent last year to $470,244, reflecting an increase in the cost of keeping the billionaire safe.

Buffett's salary remained at $100,000, the same amount he has received for more than a quarter century, Berkshire said in a Friday regulatory filing.

The cost of providing home and personal security services for Buffett rose to $370,244 from $364,011 a year earlier. Buffett also reimbursed $50,000 to Berkshire for personal costs.

Buffett often eschews trappings commonly associated with billionaires, and lives in a 10-room home on less than three-quarters of an acre in Omaha.

But he still controls nearly 19 percent of Berkshire's stock, and 33 percent of its voting power, according to the regulatory filing.

Buffett is worth $66.2 billion, Forbes magazine said on Friday.

Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, who is also a billionaire, drew a $100,000 salary last year, Friday's filing showed.

Chief Financial Officer Marc Hamburg was the highest paid employee listed, with compensation of $1.36 million in 2015.   Continued...

 
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, speaks at the Fortune's Most Powerful Women's Summit in Washington October 13, 2015.  REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque