Liz Claman

  • 06 Nov 2006 at 11:58 AM
  • CNBC

Warren Buffett Is Uncomfortable Around Regular Guy


This clip is from CNBC’s Liz Claman’s trip to Omaha to visit Warren Buffett. About thirty-seconds into the clip, some random guy in the shopping mall decides that its his chance to meet a billionaire, interrupts the interview and says hello. Random dude is pretty relaxed, especially since there is a camera crew circling around. Buffett looks mortified, barely gets out a word and keeps the guy at a distance by extending a very stiff arm to shake his hand.
We were going to say something about Buffett losing touch with the common man but then we realized that we’d probably have broken into a dash to escape some stranger approaching us in a shopping mall. Hell, we’d probably break out into a dash just to escape a shopping mall period. So Warren gets a pass on our reverse snobbery today.