Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) Hits The $224 Million Florida Jackpot
Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A) won a $224 million bet that Florida would escape major damage from hurricanes this season. A few years ago, when hurricanes did hit the gulf coast, Berkshire’s bets were not profitable that year.
Dennis MacKee, a spokesman for the Florida’s State Board of Administration told Bloomberg the option agreement would have compelled Buffett to buy $4 billion of bonds to finance the storm recovery is set to expire today. Earlier Florida paid Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway $224 million in return for his commitment to buy the debt if needed.