News Warren Buffett spent most of 2013 amassing fortunes of over £23million a day through investments into food manufacturing giants like Heinz, which he bought earlier this year

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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.

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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."

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I would not want job of tackling British debt, says Buffett

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.

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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.

Buffett lobbies against clampdown on derivatives

Warren Buffett, the man who christened credit derivatives "financial weapons of mass destruction", is lobbying against a proposed clampdown on existing derivatives contracts.

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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.

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Business Diary: The Sage of Omaha turns rock star

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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