When each of his three kids turned 10 years old, Howard Buffett took them on a trip from Omaha to the East Coast. The middle child had his turn in 1940. He was a numbers-crazed boy named Warren. Dad brought him to New York City.
The economy really is back, at least in Singapore, home to the mysterious Andy Chua, non-communicative businessman and last-second eBay bidding expert, who snagged the chance to have the Oracle translate what exactly he scrawled in support of a California pension trustee’s opposition to hedge funds. The annual tradition of an online auction to have… Continue reading »
After less than two days, bidding for lunch with Warren Buffett has blown past the $610,000 someone paid in a charity auction last month for coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The top bid for a steak lunch with Buffett is now just above $700,000 and will almost certainly go much higher before the 14th annual "Power Lunch" auction ends Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET.
Not much is said about the folks who work at Berkshire Hathaway's corporate offices. But Warren Buffett is changing that. At the closing of his annual letter to shareholders, he includes this message and photo: