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Foundation investments

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A sampling of the Gates Foundation's largest investments*:

More than $1.5 billion

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.**

Canadian government

Between $1 billion and $1.5 billionFannie Mae

German government

Between $100 million and $1 billionAbbott Laboratories

Archer Daniels Midland Co.

BP (formerly British Petroleum)

Canadian National Railway

Exxon Mobil Corp.

Freddie Mac

French government

Japanese government

Merck & Co.

Schering Plough Corp.

Tyco International Ltd.

Waste Management Inc.

*May include stocks, bonds and other securities **Warren E. Buffett committed his first installment of Berkshire Hathaway stock in June 2006.

Sources: Gates tax and SEC filings

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