Berkshire Hathway is a gigantic global conglomerate. Headed by billionaire investor Warren Buffet, it has interests in multinational corporations like IBM, American Express and Coca Cola. An investment decision by the company can shake up stock markets, and its total assets in 2014 were 526 billion.
However its website looks like this.
Incredibly, Berkshire Hathway’s homepage, that is still regularly updated, looks like a school kid’s college project from 1995. Forget the responsive glitzy websites that are in vogue today that have images large enough to be framed in your bedroom – Berkshire Hathway’s page has a staid white background. There are 15 purple links arranged around the page with catchy titles such as “Annual Meeting Information” and “Link to SEC Filings.”
Warren Buffet, the founder of Berkshire Hathway, is famously frugal. Despite being one of the richest men on the planet, he still lives in the house he bought in 1958. He’s known for still buying retail and driving himself to work. His office has a clunky old CRT set on which he watches CNBC, and his desk has no computer or email.
No wonder then his site looks like it’s from a time machine. Not that it’s hurting his company in any way though – business is booming, and this little homepage manages 63 companies at last count, all in its Geocities glory.