Below are most of the equity holdings listed for Bill Gates’ own Cascade Investment, L.L.C. as of December 31, 2007. These were disclosed in a filing late in the week. Keep in mind that these are not tied at all to Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and these also do not include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation either. This also does not include any ETF holdings. These are not quite all of his holdings inside of Cascade, but these are the bulk of the holdings:
Company (Ticker) Value Shares
Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK-A) $573,480,000 4,050
Canadian National Rail (NYSE: CNI) $1,589,028,000 33,859,544
Fisher Communications (NASDAQ: FSCI) $17,298,000 455,700
Fomento Econmico Mexicano (NYSE: FMX)$412,617,000 10,810,000
Grupo Televisa S.A. (NYSE: TV) $467,803,000 19,680,400
Otter Tail Corp. (NASDAQ: OTTR) $88,455,000 2,556,499
PlanetOut Inc. (NASDAQ: LGBT) $3,240,000 521,739
PNM Resources Inc. (NYSE: PNM) $150,569,000 7,019,550
Republic Services Inc. (NYSE: RSG) $852,483,000 27,192,451
Six Flags, Inc. (NYSE: SIX) $20,728,000 10,210,600
If you want to see Mr. Gates’ new best friend’s holdings (that would be Warren Buffett) you can see all of those here for the same period.
Or you can see Carl Icahn’s top equity holdings as well.
Jon C. Ogg
February 16, 2008