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    Warren Buffett Gets Married

    So it seems that our gift wasn’t enough for Warren. Yesterday he decided to make an honest woman of long-time girl friend Astrid Menks. Of course, Warren didn’t spring for a nice ceremony—the whole affair took 15 minutes, was held at his daughter’s house and apparently no one was invited. Even worse—no honeymoon. Well done, […]

    / Aug 31, 2006 at 9:30 AM
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    Happy Birthday Warren Buffett

    Despite what many in the business media seem to believe, Warren Buffett did not spring fully formed from the mind of Zeus. He too was born of woman and today the old guy celebrates his 76th birthday. As a gift to him, for the rest of the day we’re not going to use phrases like […]

    / Aug 30, 2006 at 1:50 PM
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    Charity or Financial Powerhouse?

    It seems that when Warren Buffett pledged a large part of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, he was giving his money away to something more than a charity. Recent reports have revealed that the Gates Foundation is starting to use its money not just to “end poverty” or fight disease in […]

    / Aug 21, 2006 at 11:13 AM
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    Warren Buffett Makes Money the Old Fashioned Way: Hypocrisy

    We’re returning to all the classic DealBreaker themes today—Plotkin, Cuban, Ken Lay, horny traders—so might as well bring our old friend Warren Buffett back into the mix. The occasion? Last Saturday Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway announced giant first quarter earnings. And what’s wrong with that? We’ll get to that in a minute. But we just want […]

    / Aug 11, 2006 at 4:44 PM
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    Warren Buffett Owned Company In Israel Closes Its Doors, Angers Workers

    Here in New York CIty, we have friends who were praying for a blackout yesterday just so they could get out of work. The Israelis are made of tougher stuff. Workers at Iscar, the Galilee company recently purchased by American investor Warren Buffet, are angry for being locked out of work because of the war, […]

    / Jul 19, 2006 at 10:05 AM
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    Warren Buffett. Yes. Again.

    Ever beat something so hard your arm starts to hurt? We’re starting to feel that way about Warren Buffett. Once you’ve already condemned somebody to Hell, what else can possibly be left? We could prominently link to Daniel Henninger’s philanthropy-bashing essay on today’s Wall Street Journal editorial page but seems like overkill. So, instead, we’ve […]

    / Jul 14, 2006 at 4:02 PM
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    Warren Buffett Blind Item Guessing Game

    Fortune reports: On July 3, Warren Buffett drove himself downtown, walked into the cavernous and nearly deserted central branch of U.S. Bank in Omaha, descended a flight of steps, and opened his large safe-deposit box. He took out a 1979-dated certificate for 121,737 shares of Berkshire Hathaway A stock, on that day worth about $11 […]

    / Jul 12, 2006 at 11:21 AM
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    Is This The Face of the Next Warren Buffett?

    Warren Buffett’s pledge to donate Berkshire shares worth close to $37 billion to a charitable foundation run by Bill Gates and four other Buffett family charities has sparked renewed speculation about who will succeed Buffett as head of Berkshire Hathaway when he retires or dies. In March, Buffett said the company’s board of directors had […]

    / Jul 11, 2006 at 10:38 AM
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    Deepak Chopra: Buffett, Schmuffett

    This afternoon brings with it a somewhat unlikely entrant to the Warren-Buffett-Ain’t-All-That camp: Deepak Chopra. Says Chopra: Frankly, I think common citizens can solve problems that rich people can’t. Rich people didn’t bring down the Berlin Wall, and we need to remember that. Rich people didn’t found Solidarity in Poland. They didn’t bring Nelson Mandela […]

    / Jul 10, 2006 at 4:01 PM
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    Warren Buffett Responds to “Is Warren Buffett Going to Hell?”

    Friday morning we got a particularly relevant response to our “Is Warren Buffett Going to Hell?” investigative report from, well,… Warren Buffett. It’s technically addressed to Fordham theology professor Richard Dillon, who commented on the piece, but was sent to us. (Click to view a larger image of the letter.) Now we just need Ken […]

    / Jul 10, 2006 at 11:18 AM
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    Richard Posner Whacks Warren Buffett

    It seems that the last shots in the war over Warren Buffett’s charitable donation have not yet been fired. This time General Richard Posner brings in his heavy guns. The foundation is an inherently inefficient allocative institution because, much like the government, it is not subject to market tests. There is no way to assess […]

    / Jul 6, 2006 at 11:14 AM
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    Warren Buffett has had great success in the business world and more recently been lionized by the press and public for his charitable donations to a foundation run by Bill Gates. Still, DealBreaker was a bit surprised when our suggestions that Buffett was less than a saint met with such vituperative reactions. (Examples: here, here, […]

    / Jul 5, 2006 at 4:07 PM
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    The Warren Buffett Defense League: Angrier and Angrier

    There’s no end to the hurrahs some folks are willing to give Warren Buffet’s record-breaking donation to Bill Gates charity. It was a lot of money! He gave it away! It must be good! The corollary of this seems to be that scorn and bile must issue forth upon anyone who questions the conventional wisdom. […]

    / Jul 5, 2006 at 2:32 PM
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    Warren Buffett: A Notorious Tightwad

    We’re not sure where Warren Buffett is spending his fourth of July but we’re sure he feels pretty good about himself. After all, he’s the most generous person in the world, right? He’s working with his billionaire buddy Bill Gates to “end poverty” or something. So why do some people insist on raining on the […]

    / Jul 3, 2006 at 11:27 AM
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    Warren Buffett Auction Winner Revealed!

    The winner of the charity auction for a lunch with Warren Buffett, who bid under the screen name “fastisslow,” was Yongping Duan, 45, a Chinese immigrant California investor and former owner of a consumer electronics company who is now president of something called the “Enlight Foundation,” according to Bloomberg. “Fast is slow, slow is fast” […]

    / Jun 30, 2006 at 3:16 PM
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    Will Warren Buffett’s Generosity Make A Difference?

    Probably not. It is an open question whether the philanthropic and nonprofit institutions of today have truly mastered this alchemy. More and more money is donated to charity every year, yet America’s schools continue to fail, poverty continues to rise, and our environment seems ever more precarious. We would like to think that our contributions […]

    / Jun 30, 2006 at 3:09 PM
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    Warren Buffett Lunches With Unknown Bidder

    So it looks like the winner of the eBay charity auction was “fastisslow”–a mysterious bidder who spent most of the auction in the lead spot. The final bid was $620,100. Last year the winning bid was $351,100. If you know anything about “fastisslow” drop an email to tips(at)dealbreaker(dot)com.

    / Jun 30, 2006 at 9:12 AM
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    Warren Buffett Auction: Eleven Hours Left

    We’re now in the final day of the Warren Buffet lunch auction. The winning bid is $502,400.00, from the mysterious bidder “fastisslow.” The bidding was moving up in leaps and bounds earlier but hasn’t moved for the last couple of days. The current highest bid is a mere $100 above the second place bid. Is […]

    / Jun 29, 2006 at 10:25 AM

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