Review and Analysis of All Shareholder Letters from Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos

70 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2020

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Jiaan Mooers

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan

Date Written: April 20, 2020

Abstract

Warren Buffett with Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and Jeff Bezos with Amazon.com Inc. have each developed their respective companies into successful multibillion dollar corporate enterprises. Their personal wealth based on stock ownership in the companies they founded positions these men as two of the wealthiest individuals in the world. As CEOs whose outlooks, comments and actions have the power to move markets, Buffett and Bezos command the attention of shareholders, investors, business leaders, politicians and other market makers from around the world. A perusal and interpretation of their shareholder letters will certainly provide some insight into the workings of two of the greatest business minds ever. Unlike annual reports, which rely on historical financial data in formats mandated by the SEC, no requirements exist regarding style, content and structure of a shareholder letter.

Keywords: Warren Buffet, Jeff Bezos, Shareholder Letters, corporate governance

JEL Classification: G3, G30, G34

Suggested Citation

Mooers, Jiaan, Review and Analysis of All Shareholder Letters from Warren Buffett and Jeff Bezos (April 20, 2020). Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University Working Paper No. 243, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3584336 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3584336

Jiaan Mooers (Contact Author)

Ross School of Business, University of Michigan ( email )

Ann Arbor, MI
United States

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