2019 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting

I attended, along with 40,000 others, the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, and encourage anyone interested in business and the economy to buy some shares and do the same.

This is a photo of the shareholder “credentials” required for admission.

At the meeting, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, the Chair and Vice Chair, spend from 9AM-12PM and from 1PM-3PM Saturday answering questions about Berkshire Hathaway businesses, the economy and business in general.  Even some “life” questions are answered. Having the benefit of the business and life experience of these two at 88 and 95 for free is priceless.

There was a bit of a spoof- that Warren and Charlie ran against each other for Chairperson, and that explains the campaign button.

On Sunday there was a charity 5K in which we participated. That is the other item in the photo.

Warren Buffet, Charlie Munger, and Berkshire are on the radar of the Chinese. I estimate that 10% of those attending the meeting were from China.  I spoke with several, and they flew into Chicago, then on to Omaha, Nebraska for the meeting, then were heading to New York.  From New York they were heading home.  I told them I was from Philadelphia, and they had not heard of it.  Philly, we’d better do some advertising in China!

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