Alex Crippen is senior coordinating producer at CNBC.com. He started with CNBC television in 1990. Crippen began his media career in affiliate TV and news radio. He holds a degree in economics from Wesleyan University.
Warren Buffett was ranked #5 by Vanity Fair last week in its annual list of powerful people. Today, Mr. Buffett's holding company sits at number one in the third annual Barron's ranking of the world's most respected companies.
CNBC's On the Money program started its newscast tonight with the latest on what police suspect was an attempted robbery at the Omaha home of Warren Buffett last night. Omaha Police Department Deputy Chief Eric Buske told our Melissa Francis in a live telephone interview that while can't be sure about the suspect's motives until they apprehend him, they are treating the incident as a robbery attempt and taking it "very seriously."
Warren Buffett told CNBC's Becky Quick a short time ago by phone that both he and his wife are "fine" after an incident last night at his Omaha home that's being described as an attempted break-in.
A security guard prevented an attempted break-in at Warren Buffett's Omaha home last night. Police reportedly say a man with camouflage paint on his face and a fake gun fled the scene after a scuffle with a security guard at Buffett's home. The suspect is being sought. Mr. Buffett and his wife were home at the time. They were not injured.
Warren Buffett is #5 on the just-released Vanity Fair 100 list, the magazine's annual "power ranking." That's up one slot from last year's #6 ranking, dislodging his good friend Bill Gates. The ranking appears in the new October issue which features, inexplicably, Nicole Kidman on the cover rather than Mr. Buffett. (What were the editors thinking!)
It's becoming increasingly apparent that Warren Buffett is in the process of putting a big bet on the Burlington Northern freight railroad. In an SEC filing late tonight, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway indicates it plans to raise its stake to 17% and it has told Burlington its stake could hit 25%.
Warren Buffett's Burlington Northern has bought more shares in the freight railroad Burlington Northern, the fourth round of buying this month.
Reacting to an article suggesting Warren Buffett has lost his touch, CNBC's Cramer looks at Berkshire Hathaway stocks.
Over the years, Warren Buffett has had a series of successful investments. But lately, Buffett has not been doing well.
In a video created by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Warren Buffett gives the school's chancellor some good advice on writing tweets.
Warren Buffett's sister, Doris, is offering a free online course on getting good value for the money you give away to charities.