Warren Buffett

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Warren Buffett's Right-Hand Man Dies
Warren Buffett's
Longtime Sidekick Dies

Warren Buffett's Longtime Sidekick Dies

Charlie Munger was a month away from turning 100

(Newser) - Charlie Munger, who helped Warren Buffett build Berkshire Hathaway into an investment powerhouse, has died at a California hospital. He was 99. Berkshire Hathaway said in a statement that Munger's family told the company that he died Tuesday morning at the hospital just over a month before his 100th...

2 Men's Stock Moves Raise Eyebrows
2 Men's Stock Moves
Raise Eyebrows

2 Men's Stock Moves Raise Eyebrows

Michael Burry, Warren Buffett may be betting on a downturn

(Newser) - Do Michael Burry of Big Short fame and Warren Buffett see something we don't? That's the question CNN and others are asking based on SEC filings released Monday. In late June, Burry's Scion Asset Management fund purchased $866 million in put options against a fund that tracks...

Investment Book Fizzled in '91. Today, It's a Cult Classic

Copies of hedge fund manager Seth Klarman's 'Margin of Safety' sell for thousands

(Newser) - The relatively few people who shelled out $25 for a copy of Seth Klarman's investment book Margin of Safety in 1991 were actually making a wise investment at the time—they just didn't know it. As the Wall Street Journal reports, the book flopped, with only 5,000...

Buffett Rips Criticism of Buybacks
Buffett Rips
Criticism of

Buffett Rips Criticism of Buybacks

Berkshire Hathaway posts quarterly drop in operating profit

(Newser) - Operating earnings are the best way to assess profitability, Warren Buffett says. On Saturday, Berkshire Hathaway released results showing operating profit for the fourth quarter of 2022 was $6.7 billion, almost 8% off third-quarter earnings of $7.8 billion, CNN reports. All told, earnings fell 125% for a loss...

Hurricane Ian Hurts Results for Buffett's Berkshire

Berkshire Posts
Quarterly Loss

Berkshire Posts Quarterly Loss

Operating profits climb though results were hurt by rising fuel costs, Hurricane Ian

(Newser) - Despite a strong performance by its businesses in several sectors, Berkshire Hathaway posted a third-quarter loss on Saturday. Warren Buffett's conglomerate announced a net loss of $2.69 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports, following a $10.34 billion profit in the same period last year. Operating earnings, on...

Fall in Stock Prices Hurts Buffett, Too

$43B Loss

Berkshire Hathaway Posts $43B Loss

Buffett's operation feels drop in stock prices

(Newser) - Berkshire Hathaway reported a $43.8 billion second-quarter loss on Saturday, largely driven by the drop in the stock prices of its biggest investments. In the same period last year, Warren Buffett's operation posted a profit of $28.1 billion, the Wall Street Journal reports. Still, Berkshire managed to...

Gates Plans $20B Infusion for Foundation

'The great crises of our time' require everyone to do more, co-founder says

(Newser) - Bill Gates sees a multitude of problems in the world that need to be addressed, so he's setting out a plan for his foundation to tackle many of them—and kicking in $20 billion this month to fund the effort. The co-founder of Microsoft issued a statement Wednesday saying...

Tab for Buffett's Last Charity Lunch: $19M

'It's been nothing but good,' Berkshire Hathaway chairman says of fundraiser

(Newser) - The cost of lunch with Warren Buffett has gone way up. An unidentified bidder won a sit-down with the Berkshire Hathaway chairman at a New York City steakhouse on eBay, for a record $19 million. The money goes to a charity, Glide, that provides meals, health care and legal aid...

Berkshire Invested $51B Last Quarter, Buffett Says

Receive Update
in Person
the rundown

Berkshire Shareholders Receive Update in Person

Buffett discusses new investments, inflation

(Newser) - Thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders returned in person Saturday for their annual meeting heard Warren Buffett update them about investments and rail about the widespread harm inflation is doing. The pandemic had prevented the gathering in Omaha for the past two years. After earlier saying that inflation "swindles" equity...

Meet the 10 Richest People in the World

You know many of them already, including Elon Musk at No. 1, per 'Forbes' annual billionaires ranking

(Newser) - If Forbes is trying to make us feel bad for the world's billionaires, it's not really working. The magazine notes that, collectively, this group is now worth $400 billion less than they were a year ago, thanks to the ongoing pandemic, tepid markets, and war—but 1,000...

Buybacks Pay Off for Buffett, Berkshire

Apple investment is working out, too, annual letter to shareholders says

(Newser) - Warren Buffett has made plenty of major acquisitions, but he told shareholders Saturday that he hasn't run across any exciting big deals lately. So he and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger have been putting Berkshire Hathaway's cash to use buying back company shares, he told shareholders in his annual...

Warren Buffett Resigns From Gates Foundation

The other two trustees are getting divorced

(Newser) - Warren Buffett resigned Wednesday as trustee of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which says it will announce plans in July to answer questions raised about its leadership structure as it deals with the divorce of its two founders . The announcement comes weeks after Bill and Melinda Gates revealed that...

ProPublica Gets Tax Details on the Richest of the Rich
ProPublica Gets Tax Details
on the Richest of the Rich

ProPublica Gets Tax Details on the Richest of the Rich

And finds that they pay a tiny fraction of their wealth in taxes

(Newser) - The richest Americans might complain about the federal government's tax bite, but an investigation by ProPublica reveals a compelling counterpoint. The very rich pay only a "tiny fraction" of their wealth in federal income taxes. And that's in stark contrast to Americans who live paycheck to paycheck,...

Buffett Clarifies Berkshire's Line of Succession
Buffett Makes

Buffett Makes Successor Known

Greg Abel is next up to run Berkshire Hathaway, followed by Ajit Jain

(Newser) - Warren Buffett said Monday that he's chosen his successor from his vice chairmen, though he didn't say anything about retiring. Greg Abel, 58, who's already in charge of Berkshire Hathaway's noninsurance business, would become chief executive, CNBC reports. Next in line is Ajit Jain, 69, who...

Old Guard of Investing Snipes at Newcomer, Which Snipes Back
It's Warren Buffett
vs. Robinhood

It's Warren Buffett vs. Robinhood

Old guard of investing criticizes day trading company, which fires back

(Newser) - Warren Buffett and his Berkshire Hathaway lieutenant Charlie Munger have a combined age of 187. And they made clear over the weekend that they're not fans of day trading upstart Robinhood , which caters to millennials, reports CNBC . The company has "become a very significant part of the casino...

Warren Buffett Becomes 6th Guy to Join Elite Group

Berkshire Hathaway chair can now claim $100B to his name

(Newser) - Tired: becoming a billionaire. Wired: entering the $100 billion club. Now in the latter category is Warren Buffett, who on Wednesday joined an elite group of five—Bill Gates, Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and LVMH Chair Bernard Arnault—who've been able to claim that benchmark amount in...

Famed Investor Lists Concerns but Puts Money on America

Buffett: Progress in creating a more perfect nation often has been discouraging

(Newser) - Warren Buffett has been unusually quiet during the pandemic, but he's kept his annual appointment with his shareholders. The chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway released his closely watched assessment Saturday, Axios reports. On many fronts, Buffett expressed frustration in the letter . The nation still holds onto its...

There's a New Richest Person in the World

Tesla CEO moves a billion past Jeff Bezos

(Newser) - The skyrocketing price of Tesla shares pushed Elon Musk's wealth past that of Jeff Bezos on Thursday, crowning a new richest person in the world. Musk is now listed as being worth $185 billion, a billion more than Amazon's Bezos, CNBC reports. It's not exactly a rags-to-riches...

Investor Makes $12B on Biggest Software IPO Ever
Investor Makes $12B on
Biggest Software IPO Ever
the rundown

Investor Makes $12B on Biggest Software IPO Ever

Snowflake has a massive debut

(Newser) - If you're hearing the word "snowflake" a lot today, it has nothing to do with politics. Snowflake the tech company is coming off the largest software IPO in history on Wednesday, reports CNN . The company priced its shares for the initial public offering at $120, but they opened...

'James Bond of Philanthropy' Has Gone 'Broke'

Billionaire Chuck Feeney inspired Warren Buffett's giving

(Newser) - Chuck Feeney made billions after co-founding airport retailer Duty Free Shoppers in 1960. He's been "living a life of monklike frugality" ever since, according to Forbes , which reports the world is better for it. The "James Bond of philanthropy" has anonymously donated more than $8 billion to...

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