Warren Buffett spent most of 2013 amassing fortunes of over £23million a day through investments into food manufacturing giants like Heinz
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Thursday 15 July 2010
Never heard of him.
Sunday 11 July 2010
Sunday 04 July 2010
Warren Buffett, the world's third richest man, has announced a donation of $1.9bn (£1.25bn) worth of shares to charitable foundations.
Thursday 03 June 2010
The fundamental reason for Moody's disastrously optimistic credit ratings on billions of dollars of mortgage derivatives was not fraud or conflicts of interest, but simply the failure to predict a nationwide housing market collapse in the US, Warren Buffett said yesterday – and even he hadn't predicted such a thing.
Wednesday 02 June 2010
Warren Buffett has one of the bigger claims to having predicted the credit crisis, describing credit derivatives as "financial weapons of mass destruction" as long ago as 2002, but when he testifies before the commission investigating the crisis this morning he will not be playing his familiar role of avuncular investment oracle.
Tuesday 01 June 2010
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Tuesday 04 May 2010
Charlie Munger, the vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has long been billed as the supporting role in an extremely successful double act with Warren Buffett, but he has a huge following in the investor community in his own right. Mr Buffett has said in the past: "He's got a real fan club, but for good reason. I'm a member, too."
Monday 03 May 2010
Warren Buffett, the billionaire investor known as the Oracle of Omaha, said he doesn't envy the winner of the UK general election, who will be faced with the need to make "politically very unpopular" decisions to cut the deficit. Speaking after his annual shareholder meeting, at which he dispensed nuggets of business wit and wisdom to a crowd of 40,000 faithful, Mr Buffett warned the next occupant of No 10 to fear the bond market, which could turn against the UK if public spending is not brought back into balance over the long term.
Saturday 01 May 2010
Warren Buffett gets his own cartoon show
He has already made a cameo appearance in The Simpsons, but now the world's best-known investor, Warren Buffett, is to get a cartoon series all of his own.
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Tuesday 27 April 2010
Warren Buffett, the man who christened credit derivatives "financial weapons of mass destruction", is lobbying against a proposed clampdown on existing derivatives contracts.
Friday 09 April 2010
It is very hard for the British people to make a serious choice in this election without talking about one factor above all others – class. This isn't about David Cameron's background; it's about his policies. It is a provable fact that he will redistribute wealth – substantially – but in a strange direction: from everyone in the big wide middle and bottom of British society, to the very top.
Saturday 20 March 2010
Friday 19 March 2010
Is there nothing to which Warren Buffett cannot turn his hand? Via Berkshire Hathaway, he holds a stake in US insurer Geico, whose staff traditionally make a video for the annual general meeting. This year that video stars Buffett rocking out and singing a power ballad Geico staff wrote – in bandana and wig, right, he looks remarkably like Axl Rose from Guns N' Roses. Check it out on YouTube.
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