Warren Buffett Sends Another Athlete To The Olympics

As some of you may recall, back in 2007, Warren Buffett told Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that they were in for a big treat at the company’s annual meeting– the opportunity to play an 11 year-old girl, Ariel Hsing, in table tennis. Buffett met Hsing when she was 9 and after having his ass handed to him at the table, decided she’d make for great entertainment in Omaha. At the time, Hsing was ranked number one among girls under 16 in the US and now, thanks to what we choose to believe was some Bela Karolyi-esque grooming on Buffett’s part, she’s hit it big.

At 16, she is America’s top-ranked under-18 player and No. 2 overall. Two weeks ago, she won a spot on the U.S. Olympic table-tennis team. At the Berkshire bash in Omaha this weekend, shareholders will have a chance to challenge her. “She’s a killer,” says Buffett, a ping-pong enthusiast who first met Hsing when she was 9. “I knew right away she had the potential to be great because she had this determination. There was no doubt in my mind she was going to put in the hours.”


No shareholders succeeded [at beating Ariel], including Microsoft founder Bill Gates. So enthusiastic a ping-pong player that at home he plays against an automatic serving machine, Gates squared off against Ariel and got trounced, says Buffett, adding that “his manhood got challenged.” A spokeswoman for Gates said he was unavailable for comment but passed along his admiration for Ariel…A high-school junior, Ariel has maintained stellar grades while pursuing a spot in the Olympics, a dream she shares with many, including the Omaha admirer whom she calls “Uncle Warren.” In a note to her last September, Buffett wrote, “I will come watch you in the Olympics—whether 2012 or 2016.”

“The Olympics” as in the real Olympics, in case anyone was wondering.

Warren Buffett’s Olympic Discovery [WSJ]

(hidden for your protection)
Show all comments

25 Responses to “Warren Buffett Sends Another Athlete To The Olympics”

  1. guest says:

    Fucking Muppett

    -Greg Smith

  2. Lowly Assistant says:

    YES! So happy to see the DB photo associate back on his J-O.

  3. Steve Jobs says:

    I guess Ariel and I have something in common

  4. Deleveraging says:

    Short Eyes

  5. ShortNaked says:

    and then..and then I said a little prayer

    -Kippy Strug

  6. T. Weschler says:

    2016??? wtf

  7. Guest says:


  8. guest says:

    Awwww….Zuckerberg looks so tiny in Warren's arms…..hold me closer tiny dancer…

  9. guest says:


  10. Berkshire King says:

    It takes 2 hands to handle a whopper

  11. Guest says:

    Say what you will, but I absolutely would, with the lights on, do Kerri Strug.

  12. ipad wifi says:

    Definitely believe that which you stated. Your favorite justification seemed to be on the net the easiest thing to be aware of. I say to you, I certainly get annoyed while people consider worries that they just don’t know about. You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the whole thing without having side-effects , people could take a signal. Will likely be back to get more. Thanks

  13. Hello, Ariel fans! Just wanted to let you know about our table tennis documentary, Top Spin. We’ve been filming Ariel, Lily and several of your other favorite athletes for the past year trying to make the Olympics.

    You can watch our trailer and learn more about our project here:

    We're in the last 30 hours of our fundraiser so please support and spread the word! And tune into our webcast to help us countdown! We'll have Ariel, Lily, their trainers and other special guests!

  14. Lung cancer took my mom in law final year. Please quit smoking!

  15. JmMT9d Awesome article post.Really thank you! Really Cool.

  16. crork says:

    jSpuyV Awesome article.Thanks Again. Awesome.

  17. attaivapaxy says:

    How do you preserve out the burgeoning viruses and Trojan horses, prowling in the cyberspace? There is any quantity of applications like spam, adware, spyware, malware and hackers completely ready to attack at the earliest possibility. With no the expertise of internet end users, credit card quantities or passwords can pass onto the improper fingers. These protection problems require to be addressed urgently and here are two crucial suggestions for you.

    1. The first action to safeguard your pc is to put in a very good virus scanner and firewall. Let us confront the facts, Microsoft’s firewall is just not sufficient, and so are from your ISP and modems. No modem will come with developed in antivirus software. As a result you have to purchase and install one particular. You can decide on from a variety of virus scanners and firewalls, but trustworthy amid them are: Norton, AVG, McAfee, and ZoneAlarm. AVG and ZoneAlarm are cost-free application.

    two. A [url= ] [/url] helps on the web stability. This server hides your IP, which is unique and unchangeable even if you want to. This IP identification must be held key. If a cybercriminal accesses it, he can get your info, and use it to your detriment.

    In this total process a proxy performs discreetly. When you attempt to obtain a website link, the browser informs the server in normal circumstances, whilst a proxy server assures that it receives this info first, and filters the data. Even if the net server attempts to know your IP, it will only be accessing the IP of the proxy server. Even so, the proxy server can access all your information, and for that reason you ought to go for a proxy server which you can depend upon.

    Since Proxy Servers help On the web Safety., you really should know how to set up one particular. Faulty setup can direct to an unsafe proxy – consequently meticulously follow the various steps.

    one. A good and anonymous proxy is a must. The World wide web has a complete lot of compensated and totally free proxy servers. Even though compensated proxies give much better anonymity, free proxies can also be opted. You should zero in on a very good Proxy Server which will aid your Online Protection.

    2. After you have chosen your proxy, you need to have to configure your World wide web browser to use it. This process is different from 1 to yet another browser. If you are utilizing Web Explorer, here is how to set up the proxy. Open up Net Explorer, go to Web relationship, click on relationship, decide on the appropriate button for LAN or dial-up connection, and click the configurations. Enable use a proxy server, and kind IP of proxy – which you really should have pointed out on a paper, before starting to set up, followed by port in the respective fields. When you click on “Okay” twice, you are now obtaining a Proxy Server for Online Security.

    3. It is not sufficient even after you have finished configuring your browser. You just cannot forget it. If you have opted for a cost-free Proxy, it may well not be operating following some time. For that reason, you must hold an eye on the proxy, and keep secure. Use Proxy Servers for Online Stability and it will relieve you of lot of concerns.

  18. crork says:

    iWouhw Thanks for sharing, this is a fantastic article. Really Great.

  19. tint says:

    Appreciate you sharing, great blog.Thanks Again. Really Great.

  20. Hey, thanks for the post.Much thanks again.

  21. i doser says:

    I think this is a real great blog article.Much thanks again.

  22. jasimrana says:

    Really its a happy moment. Its awesome feeling any man.I love this pic. I want to success man.Thanks share this moment.
    <a herf="'>Direct BSMD program

  23. jasimrana says:

    Really its a happy moment. Its awesome feeling any man.I love this pic. I want to success man.Thanks share this moment
    Direct BSMD program