Among the shares quoted on the stock markets around the world, many are accessible to almost any investor that wishes to add them to their stock market portfolio. But there are some that require a significant level of capital investment due to their extremely high price. In this article we shall examine the most expensive share on the worldwide stock markets as at 18 December 2020.
As at the 18 December 2020, the most expensive share worldwide was no other than that of the Berkshire Hathaway Group. On that date, to purchase a single share of this company you would have to pay the amount of 327,401 American dollars.
It should be remembered here that this American company is also one of the highest value companies worldwide with a value of around 455 billion dollars.
But what exactly are the activities exercised by the Berkshire Hathaway Company? This company’s principal activities are in the insurance and financial sectors. However it is this company’s activity diversification strategy that has enabled it to grow so much over recent years, notably in the sectors related to rail services and public services as well as food and non-food products.
The fact that the Berkshire Hathaway shares are currently the most expensive shares on the markets worldwide is not due to luck or chance. In achieving such a high price this asset has become highly sought after by investors, and this is not by chance. It should be remembered here that it is a highly renowned investor that owns a major part of the Berkshire Hathaway Company’s capital, Mr. Warren Buffet, a name known worldwide. This American investor and entrepreneur is particularly renowned for his successful investments that have enabled him to build a fortune.
To succeed in its growth strategy and continue to generate an increasingly high turnover and profits Berkshire Hathaway has implemented a development strategy for its activities through the creation or acquisition of various subsidiaries:
Again, as at the 18 December 2020, the other highest priced shares worldwide after Berkshire Hathaway were as follows: Lindt & Sprüngli, NVR Incorporated, Amazon Inc, Seabord Corporation, Booking Holding, Cable One, Alphabet Inc, AutoZone Incorporated, and the Merkel Corporation.