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    Warren Buffett’s Annual Missive Better Than ‘Hamlet,’ ‘Wealth of Nations,’ ‘Fifty Shades’ All Rolled Into One: Bill Gates

    It’s the greatest thing he’s ever read and not read in his life.

    / Mar 17, 2015 at 12:35 PM
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    When Bill Ackman Was A Kid, All He Wanted Was To Join The Hobos (Guessing)

    Bill Gates, too. And, back in the days when there really were hobos, Warren Buffett. Alas, none found themselves with a brindle stick over their shoulders, riding the rails and steering clear of the law. Instead, the became billionaires. But those railroading dreams never died. They just turned into many, many hobo nickels, what with […]

    / Oct 15, 2014 at 5:10 PM
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    Pay Raise Watch ’14: Warren Buffett, Bill Gates

    Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc has urged shareholders to vote against a proposal that it consider spending some of its $48.2 billion of cash on a “meaningful” dividend. According to a Berkshire proxy filing on Friday, David Witt, a Cincinnati resident who owns nearly $8,600 of Berkshire stock, will propose the payout at the company’s […]

    / Mar 17, 2014 at 9:30 AM
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    Carlos Slim Tops Bill Gates, Warren Buffett

    Carlos Slim has been crowned the richest man in the world, by Forbes, with a net worth of $74 billion. Bill Gates clocked in second place, with Warren Buffett backing up the trio. In related news, put your hands up for billionaires in general, whose total wealth rose 25% to $4.5 trillion! Here’s the Top […]

    / Mar 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    WSJ Columnist Just Wants Bill/Millionares To STFU About Their Phony Charitable Donations

    “The issue is the “Giving Pledge” is a condescending, nearly cartoonish PR exercise [that allows people like Tom Seyer to feel good about himself, despite] working on the risk arbitrage desk at Goldman Sachs and then creating Farallon Capital, an overwhelmingly self-interested hedge fund.” [WSJ via DI] Related (…?): Wall Street Journal Shames Rich People […]

    / Aug 5, 2010 at 5:45 PM
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    Billionaires Shamed For Not Signing Up For Gates/Buffett ‘Pledge’

    So, Bill Gates and Warren Buffett has this thing called the “Giving Pledge,” wherein the super rich promise to donate at least half their money to charities. The latest version of the list was recently released and it includes names like Jim Simons, John Arnold, Pete Peterson, Sandy Weill. Please take a moment to offer […]

    / Aug 4, 2010 at 5:26 PM
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    Caption Contest Thursday

    [Warren Buffett and Bill Gates at the Hollywood Diner in Omaha, picking up the check and “dessert.”]

    / Jun 17, 2010 at 10:29 AM
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    Bill Gates To “Top” Warren Buffett Tomorrow?

    Tomorrow, Forbes will release its annual list of the richest billionaires in the world. Who will take the number one and two spots? The CNBC brain trust has crunched some numbers and is guessing it’ll be Gates, followed by Buffett. This is all pretty upsetting to everyone in the Oracle’s camp, as it would mark […]

    / Mar 9, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    A Modest Proposal

    As you’re more than likely aware, the World Economic Forum at Davos kicked off this week. Though Lloyd Blankfein and Jamie Dimon will sadly not be able to attend, Gary Cohn, John Mack, Vikram Pandit, Bob Diamond, Brady Dougan Brian Moynihan will all be there, in addition to Nouriel Roubini, who’s been known to add […]

    / Jan 26, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    Bill Gates Thinks You Make Too Much Money

    Isn’t this rich? Bill Gates, the richest man in the whole country, thinks Wall Streeters are paid too much. The compensation problem is a very interesting problem. I do think compensation is often too high, but it’s a very tough problem to solve. Gates blamed a 1993 federal law capping executive salaries at $1 million–“a […]

    / Nov 12, 2009 at 8:50 AM

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