WARREN BUFFETT: Berkshire Hathaway raked in $3.8 billion in dividends last year - here's how much our 5 biggest holdings paid

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  • Warren Buffett loves dividend paying stocks.
  • Berkshire Hathaway raked in $3.8 billion worth of dividends in 2018.
  • In his annual letter, Buffett laid out how much Berkshire was in paid in dividends by its five largest holdings.
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Warren Buffett has always been a fan of companies that pay dividends.

In his annual letter released Saturday, Buffett said Berkshire Hathaway was paid $3.8 billion in dividends in 2018, a number that he expects will increase in 2019.

The conglomerate's five largest holdings paid nearly $2.966 billion in dividends, or nearly 80% of the total.

Check them out below:

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American Express

American Express

Ticker: AXP

Yearend Ownership: 17.9%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $237 million

Apple

Apple

Ticker: AAPL

Yearend Ownership: 5.4%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $745 million

Bank of America

Bank of America

Ticker: BAC

Yearend Ownership: 9.5%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $551 million

Coca-Cola

Coca-Cola

Ticker: KO

Yearend Ownership: 9.4%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $624 million

Wells Fargo

Wells Fargo

Ticker: WFC

Yearend Ownership: 9.8%

Dividends paid to Berkshire: $809 million

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