Buffett & Bono Spotted Backstage at Gates Foundation

When Bono and Buffett get together backstage at a Gates Foundation event, what do you think happens? Obviously, they talk about philanthropy! Undoubtedly there was much more to the conversation, but that’s what Sue Desmond-Hellmann, Gates Foundation CEO, shared in a Facebook post. Apparently an old fashioned gossip columnist is needed in that town, because …

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4 Lessons to Learn from Berkshire Hathaway’s Biggest Quarter

Last week, Berkshire Hathaway just reported that they made their biggest quarterly earnings after the closing bell. Buffett and Berkshire reported an increase in profits by 41% to $6.4 billion. We thoroughly looked over the Berkshire Hathaway 10-Q over the weekend and took copious notes. Here are the biggest takeaways to pay attention to: The …

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Buffett Talks of Ending Graham Holdings Stake

Warren Buffett is currently in talks in order to exit his Graham Holdings Co. $1.1 billion investment. They are the previous publisher of the Washington Post, and Buffett has owned stock in this company for over 40 years. Graham is considering swapping assets including one of their businesses, as well as a number of their …

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Why Buffett Chose Newspapers

During 2012, billionaire investor Warren Buffett put in a bid to buy a United States newspaper in the southeast. This was a mere three years after he mentioned that Berkshire Hathaway, his most influential holding company, no longer had any interest in investing in newspapers “at any price.” “Very smart people looked at Buffett’s offer …

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Buffett Earns $37 Million a Day in 2013

According to a recent study, more than any other United States billionaire, Warren Buffett gained more wealth and added $37 million a day to his personal bottom line. Buffett’s net worth through December 11, 2013 – on paper – rose a whopping $12.7 billion to reach $59.1 billion in 2013. He was worth $46.4 billion …

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Buffett Passed Up Opportunity to Buy Washington Post

Warren Buffett tells us that he chose not to buy the Washington Post because he was not looking to place an added burden on his family or his company. Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Buffett’s investing conglomerate, was also the largest shareholder of the Washington Post prior to it being sold to Amazon and Jeff Bezos, so …

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Gates & Buffett Still On Top of Forbes 400 List

You’ll recognize many of the same names and faces at the top of the latest forms 400 list of the wealthiest individuals in America. Bill Gates is at the top of the list, and this is his 20th year in a row. His net worth is currently $72 billion. Next on the list is Warren …

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Buffett Says Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Best US CEO

In a meeting this past January, CEO and chairman of the Washington Post Donald Graham mentions to former Washington Post board member and longtime friend Warren Buffett that Jeff Bezos is the best the US CEO for business acumen and technology. Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com, is going to buy the Washington Post newspaper for …

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Sun Valley Guest List Includes Warren Buffett, Bill Gates & Mark Zuckerberg

The list of billionaires invited to the Sun Valley, Idaho media conference by Allen & Co. includes Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett. The event is taking place next week and the information in this article comes from a guest list that Bloomberg News obtained. Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google Inc., Jeff Bezos, CEO …

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