Warren Buffett

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    Let’s Do Lunch: Warren Buffett Charity Auction Begins

    It’s that time of year again. Just one year after Warren Buffett announced he was buying his way into paradise by donating the bulk of his fortune to a charity run by his friend Bill Gates, the annual auction of lunch with the Oracle of Omaha is back. You now have just four days and […]

    / Jun 25, 2007 at 10:00 AM
  • George Soros, Hedge Funds, SAC Capital, Stevie Cohen, Warren Buffett

    In Defense of Hedge Funds

    Nice pump up speech for hedge funds in today’s Hedge Week (we’re not going to make our ‘hedge’ quota by 5 without your help). Despite industry leaders “prophesying an end to the industry,” George Soros saying hedge funds are too over-exposed, Stevie Cohen (immune to self-inflicted irony) noting that the days of big returns are […]

    / Jun 4, 2007 at 4:57 PM
  • Warren Buffett

    Austan Goolsbee Is No Longer In Love With Warren Buffett

    A long time ago NYT writer Austan Goolsbee had a thing for Warren Buffett, and for Berkshire Hathaway. In a “moment of weakness,” he bought one Class B share of BK. Oh, what a beautiful, moving, fulfilling day that was. One for the books, as they say. Why did he do it? Because he believed […]

    / May 24, 2007 at 3:26 PM
  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett Hates Salmon, Native Americans

    Equal opportunity genocide supporter Warren Buffett scored another point for the good guys when he refused to meet with representatives from the Yurok, Karuk and Hoopa Valley Tribes several weeks ago to discuss why he won’t stop savagely murdering salmon. The group was capping off its cross country pilgrimage to Omaha on May 5 with […]

    / May 23, 2007 at 1:41 PM
  • BonusBumper, Warren Buffett

    Every 42 seconds, the BEST first year analyst at Goldman makes a dollar

    Or 0.59 tubes of ChapStick, which considering how much this person is going to suck, will be sorely needed. What is the real purchasing power of these bloated analyst bonuses, or at least how long will it take to save up for that Phantom Drophead convertible? Thanks to Forbes’ “Money Meter” you can find out, […]

    / May 23, 2007 at 1:25 PM
  • Planespotting, Warren Buffett

    Bush Vows to Crush Small Aviation (Big Airlines to Sleep in Lincoln Room)

    President Bush has moved onto a new, more worthy target and his name is Warren Buffett. Bushie is currently proposing a major cut in federal taxes paid by passenger carriers every year by $1.68 billion. The burden would fall on smaller operators like General Motors Corp. and NetJets Inc, Berkshire Hathaway’s business-jet charter company to […]

    / May 14, 2007 at 12:20 PM
  • Chrysler, Daimler-Chrysler, General Motors, Kirk Kerkorian, Private Equity, Warren Buffett

    Daimler’s $650 Million Bar Tab

    There’s a lot of talk today about the sale of Chrysler to Cerberus (and Lindsay Campbell’s appearance on the Sopranos, and how Warren Buffett hates animals). Larry Ribstein sees the transaction as a paradigm of the private equity deal (the hound of Hades is putting up $7.4 b “in return for which it is demanding […]

    / May 14, 2007 at 10:34 AM
  • Warren Buffett

    Warren Buffett Is An Equal Opportunity Genocide Supporter

    We’re speaking, of course, about the Sudanese and salmon, and Buffett’s complacency-nay, his investment in-their death (or at least David Weidner at Market Watch is). Sure, he’s pledged to give away all his money when he dies, and he’s the man who brought us the Cavemen, but underneath all that loving beats a heart made […]

    / May 10, 2007 at 12:00 PM
  • Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett

    Buffet to shareholders: No, I will not play “Freebird”

    Clogging up O’Hare, Charon to the Midwest, one puddle jumper at a time, over 25,000 people descended upon Omaha this weekend for Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting. Nicknamed the “Woodstock of Capitalism,” Warren Buffet did headline this year’s event with a little ukulele playing (although he didn’t light it on fire afterwards, or play with […]

    / May 7, 2007 at 12:56 PM
  • Warren Buffett

    Job Application: Berkshire Hathaway

    Dear Mr. Buffett… [WSJ]

    / Apr 30, 2007 at 3:08 PM
  • Companies, Microsoft, Warren Buffett

    Bill and Warren At Hooters

    Apparently this is a very old story but it’s one that’s news to us: Warren Buffett and Bill Gates eat free at Hooters for life. Last October, the story goes, Warren and Bill had the excellent adventure of hanging out with Berkshire Hathaway’s board of directors at Hooters. As far as we can tell, this […]

    / Apr 9, 2007 at 1:35 PM
  • Amaranth, Companies, Hedge Funds, LTCM, Microsoft, Warren Buffett

    How Bill Gates Made Long Term Capital Management’s Meltdown Worse

    We can’t believe that this is the first time we’ve ever heard this story. The basics are known to everyone. Long Term Capital Management, the now infamous hedge fund started by the real-life characters from Michael Lewis’s Liar’s Poker, collapsed dramatically in a very short period of time when bond spreads moved in an unlikely […]

    / Apr 4, 2007 at 2:15 PM
  • DealBreaker's Birthday, Warren Buffett

    Thanks for the Memories: Warren Buffett!

    Warren Buffett is probably the most beloved figure in American finance. He is adored by his shareholders, and the annual statements of his company are read like they came from a burning bush with a better sense of humor. The shareholders meeting in Omaha is Woodstock for the financially conservative. And, as we discovered when […]

    / Mar 29, 2007 at 3:33 PM
  • Warren Buffett

    Richest Man In Mexico Hating On Gates, Buffett and Santa Claus

    It’s a sad state of affairs when you have to go all the way to Mexico to find an unapologetic, Ayn Rand, Gordon Gekko style wealthy capitalist to pronounce anathema on charity and sing the praises of making money and building business. But that’s where we are. Our guys—Bill Gates and Warren Buffett—are all about […]

    / Mar 14, 2007 at 10:20 AM
  • CNBC, SOX, Warren Buffett

    What Sarbanes-Oxley Cost Warren Buffet

    You know sometimes you walk into a restaurant and you see a couple of people you know. You stroll by the table to say hello and immediately you get that feeling—the one that tells you that you are interrupting something. Something intimate. This isn’t just a dinner. Not just friends out for drinks. This is […]

    / Mar 13, 2007 at 11:39 AM
  • Warren Buffett

    Buffett Buffet

    A lucky, lucky bastard and likely D&D freak, “jaragon,” was the high—and only—bidder on a private dinner with Robert Redford, Tim McGraw and Warren Buffett in a charity auction at Charityfolks.com; jaragon bid $5,000. The dinner will be at Buffett’s daughter’s home on March 10, and a roast duck with a mango salsa will be […]

    / Mar 6, 2007 at 9:30 AM
  • Warren Buffett

    It’s My Mother, I’ll Put It on Speaker Phone

    Last week I told you that after reading Warren Buffett’s annual letter to his shareholders, I was kind of starting to sort of like the crazy old kook. Today, after little thought and practically no deliberation, I am proud to tell you that I have upgraded my previous sentiments to being Fatal Attraction-sociopath-stalker in love […]

    / Mar 5, 2007 at 2:40 PM
  • Warren Buffett

    Reading Warren Buffett’s Letter to the Shareholders: Wherein We Kind of Start to like the Crazy Old Guy

    If DealBreaker readers know one thing, it’s that John Carney hates Warren Buffett. Over the last several months JC has publicly taunted and ridiculed the septuagenarian and wondered aloud “how great an investor this chump really is,” polled clergy members regarding the question, “Is Warren Buffett going to hell?” and publicly aligned himself with the […]

    / Mar 2, 2007 at 4:02 PM

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