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Berkshire has invested more than $19 billion in the banking industry, an investment that Buffet feels good about: “The American banking system is in fine shape. The European system was gasping for air a few months back.”
With a $12 billion stake, Buffett is the largest shareholder of Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC). Berkshire also holds a $2.2 billion stake in U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) and gave a $5 billion infusion to Bank of America Corp. (NYSE:BAC) last year.
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