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David Einhorn, manager of the $10 billion Greenlight Capital Inc., said he found a recent dinner conversation with former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke scary. “I got to ask him all these questions that had been on my mind for a long time,” Einhorn said in an interview today with Erik Schatzker and Stephanie Ruhle on Bloomberg Television, referring to a March 26 dinner with Bernanke. “It was sort of frightening because the answers were not better than I thought they would be.” […] In describing the dinner conversation at New York’s Le Bernardin, Einhorn criticized Bernanke for saying he was 100 percent certain there would be no hyperinflation and that it generally occurs after a war. “Not that I think there will be hyperinflation, but how do you get to 100 percent certainty about anything?” Einhorn said. “Why can’t you be 99 percent certain?” [Bloomberg]

  • 28 Mar 2014 at 12:57 PM

Ben Bernanke No Cheap Date

Sure, he’ll accept your dinner invitation. But it’s gonna cost ya. The former Fed Chair doesn’t get out of bed/attend speaking engagements, pan roasted truffled squab or not, for less than a quarter mill. Read more »

Mr. Bharara is rumored to be independently wealthy, the result of an early investment in his younger brother’s company, Quidsi, the parent of Diapers.com and Soap.com, which was sold to Amazon.com for $540 million in 2010, as DealBook’s Peter Lattman noted at the DealBook conference on Tuesday. Is that indeed true? Is he independently wealthy. Mr. Bharara demurred. “Not compared to the people in this room,” he said, to a room full of business people. While he did not discuss his own wealth directly, Mr. Bharara said his brother, Vinnie, tends to pay for dinner when they go out, ever since he “came into a little bit of cash.” “I got it,” Vinnie Bharara said at a dinner recently, according to Preet. [Dealbook]

No one has stepped up to bid (at least) $6,000 for dinner and a video address by the Oracle of Omaha in the house lived ’til he was 6 years old, so the auction has been canceled. [WSJ, earlier]

Adding yet another level to Buffett-mania, dinner at his childhood home will be auctioned off for charity starting at $6,000. The catch: Warren Buffett won’t actually be there. But he’ll tape a personal video for the dinner party, assuredly complete with plenty of Aw-Shucks memories of growing up in the very home! The guests will also get a personally autographed photo of Buffett in front of the home…As is customary for the hometown loving Buffett, the dinner, for up to 10 guests, will feature Nebraska pride, including Omaha Steaks filet mignons and wine from Spirit World…The bidding for the dinner-sans-Buffett will begin at 7 p.m. ET today. It will remain open until April 20. [WSJ]

Naturally, Fox Business’s Senior Steakhouse Correspondent is on it: Read more »

But you can imagine what it would’ve been like if he had, right? [Slurring] “We’re sooo preggo with Euro debt it’s not even funny. Might have to use client funds for collateral. I’m serious.” [Spills wine on guy to his right, attempts to wipe it up before having hand shoved away.] Read more »