Stories tagged: Warren Buffett
UPDATED: Sat., May 5, 2018, 11:50 a.m.
Warren Buffett fields questions about successor, investing
Billionaire Warren Buffett deflected questions about his eventual successor at Berkshire Hathaway on Saturday and instead encouraged the thousands of people at his annual meeting to focus more on big …
UPDATED: Fri., May 4, 2018, 3:41 p.m.
Buffett’s firm buys 75 million more Apple shares in 1Q
Warren Buffett’s company bought 75 million more Apple shares in the first quarter, giving it more than 240 million shares of the iPhone maker.
Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 11:56 a.m.
Investor Warren Buffett says good deals tough to find
Investor Warren Buffett says Wall Street’s lust for deals has prompted CEOs to act like oversexed teenagers and overpay for acquisitions, so it has been hard to find deals for …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 10:16 a.m.
Buffett adds two potential successors to Berkshire board
Berkshire Hathaway is promoting the two top candidates to eventually replace CEO Warren Buffett to its board, but the 87-year-old investor says he isn’t leaving.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 5:51 p.m.
Warren Buffett to buy big Texas utility Oncor
Berkshire Hathaway has agreed to buy Oncor, Texas’ largest regulated utility, and the famed Omaha company has the support of most parties that could block the deal, according to documents …
UPDATED: Fri., June 30, 2017, 3:18 p.m.
Buffett about to reap $12 billion profit on Bank of America bet
Warren Buffett’s bet on Bank of America Corp. is about to pay off with a roughly $12 billion windfall.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:15 p.m.
Warren Buffett lunch auction attracts winning bid of $2.68 million
A bidder pledged $2.68 million to a San Francisco charity in exchange for a lunch date with billionaire investor Warren Buffett.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 9:23 p.m.
Thousands of people fill arena to hear from Warren Buffett
Listening to Warren Buffett never gets old to the thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders who are filling an arena to listen to the billionaire investor at the company’s annual meeting …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
Buffett foundation unveils $90M plan to help girls of color
In the 15-year existence of her girls’ empowerment organization, Joanne Smith has dealt with funders and donors but never quite like this: a foundation putting $90 million toward helping girls …
Tue., April 4, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
China, Cherry Coke, and the Oracle of Omaha
Coca-Cola is featuring a different type of celebrity on its cans in China: Warren Buffett.
Sun., March 12, 2017
Avik Roy: Hard-liners incoherent on AHCA
The AHCA isn’t flawed because it offers financial assistance to the uninsured. It’s flawed because it doesn’t provide enough assistance to them, making premiums unaffordable for many poor people.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Warren Buffett says bad advice has cost investors more than $100 billion
Billionaire Warren Buffett has some wise words for investors: Stop throwing money away on bad advice. In his annual letter to shareholders released over the weekend, the Berkshire Hathaway chief …
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 25, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that …
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 12:58 p.m.
Who are the 8 richest people? All men, mostly Americans
The eight individuals who own as much as half of the rest of the planet are all men, and have largely made their fortunes in technology. Most are American, with …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 12:09 p.m.
Buffett’s shrinking Wal-Mart stake signals Amazon holiday threat
When Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Vice Chairman Charles Munger lamented the mistakes made in the company’s first 50 years under Warren Buffett, he cited the failure to buy Wal-Mart Stores stock …
Fri., Nov. 11, 2016, 12:22 p.m.
Trump victory lifts Buffett back to world’s 2nd-richest
Warren Buffett is once again the second-richest person on the planet, and he has President-elect Donald Trump to thank.
Mon., Aug. 1, 2016, 7:51 p.m.
Billionaire Warren Buffett ready to take on Donald Trump
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he’ll do whatever it takes to defeat Donald Trump – including escorting people to the polls himself.
Fri., July 15, 2016, 2:50 p.m.
Warren Buffett delivers annual gifts worth $2.86B to five charities
Investor Warren Buffett has delivered his annual donation of Berkshire Hathaway stock to five charities as part of his plan to gradually give away his fortune.
Fri., June 10, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Auction of private meal with Buffett likely to draw big bids
Billionaire Warren Buffett has raised more than $20 million for a San Francisco homeless charity since 2000, and he’s about to add to that total by auctioning off a private …
Mon., May 16, 2016, 1:57 p.m.
Warren Buffett’s company buys 9.8 million Apple shares
Investors might question Warren Buffett’s long-standing aversion to tech stocks after his Berkshire Hathaway bought 9.8 million shares of Apple.
Sat., Feb. 27, 2016, 8:06 a.m.
Warren Buffett: U.S. economy better than presidential hopefuls say
Investor Warren Buffett says the United States’ economy is in better shape than the presidential candidates make it seem.
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 2:02 p.m.
Warren Buffett’s chosen index fund still beating hedge funds in bet
Warren Buffett continues to hold the lead in his bet that most investors are better off in a stock index fund than in a sophisticated hedge fund that charges hefty …
Mon., Sept. 16, 2013, 8:07 a.m.
Combined net worth of America’s richest rises
NEW YORK — Life is good for America’s super wealthy. Forbes on Monday released its annual list of the top 400 richest Americans. While most of the top names and …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2012, 9:10 a.m.
Gates, Buffett again top Forbes’ billionaires list
NEW YORK — Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates remains the nation’s richest man by far, as the tech and philanthropy giant took the top spot on the Forbes 400 list …
Thu., Aug. 25, 2011, 9:38 a.m.
Buffett invests $5 billion in Bank of America
Warren Buffett is coming to the rescue of another fallen giant.
Sun., June 6, 2010
Buffett will open hotel despite spill
PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. – The timing might be a bit off for tourists hoping to waste away in Margaritaville. But that doesn’t bother Jimmy Buffett. The singer – whose tunes …
Sun., Jan. 24, 2010
Kraft’s courting of a sweetie leaves Buffett a bit sour
Warren Buffett is like a kid in a candy store, and he can’t get out. The world’s most famous investor apparently has no taste for chocolate. He fought for months …
Sun., March 1, 2009
Berkshire can overcome its worst year, Buffett says
OMAHA, Neb. – Warren Buffett remains optimistic about the prospects for his company and the nation even though Berkshire Hathaway Inc. turned in its worst performance in 2008 and the …