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Warren Buffett's annual gift of Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is worth $2.1 billion this year, up from $2.0 billion last year. It's also more than any of Buffett's previous eight donations.
Even though Buffett's gift schedule called for him to give the Gates Foundation 16.6 million Class B shares this year, down from 17.5 million shares last year, the value of each share gained 12.1 percent over the past 12 months, boosting the total value of the donation by more than $100 million above last year's level.
It's the third-consecutive year the value of Buffett's gift has increased from the previous year, even though he donated fewer shares each time.
In a 2006 letter to Microsoft's co-founder and his wife, Buffett outlined a long-term schedule that has him donating almost all of his fortune by giving 5 percent fewer shares each July, when compared to the previous year.
Warren Buffett has been a big believer in and buyer of U.S. energy—indirectly. When it comes to direct investments in energy stocks, though, Buffett—famous for using an elephant-gun analogy to describe his hunt for acquisitions—has been notably gun-shy.
Some recent bets on big oil and gas stocks suggest that Buffett and his stock-picking lieutenants—former hedge fund managers Todd Combs and Ted Weschler—are open to a wider range of direct energy stock investments.
After a remarkable 60 years at Fortune, writer and reporter Carol Loomis is ready to retire from her day job at the age of 85.
"Absolutely no chance of that," Buffett told CNBC on Tuesday.
Winters, CEO and founder of Wintergreen Advisers, has sent letters to Coca-Cola's shareholders, its board, and Buffett, criticizing the company's 2014 equity plan, which Winters said "will significantly erode the per-share value of Coca-Cola shares."
As of last month, Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owned 400 million shares of Coca-Cola, just over 9 percent of the shares outstanding.
We now know a little bit more about the man who is paying almost $2.2 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett, but not much more.
A Singaporean man will pay $2,166,766 to have lunch with Warren Buffett, the fourth biggest-ever winning bid in an annual charity auction.
A representative of the San Francisco-based Glide Foundation, which gets 100 percent of the profits from the sale, identified the winner as Andy Chua of Singapore.
Warren Buffett's annual auction to benefit a San Francisco charity has drawn a bid of more than $1 million, surpassing last year's top offering, with a day of bidding remaining for a chance to eat lunch with the billionaire investor.
The $1,000,300 high bid is for the 15th annual auction to benefit the Glide Foundation, which provides food and services to the poor and homeless.
The high bid often surges in the last hour or two before the auction on eBay closes. The auction ends Friday at 10:30 p.m. EDT (2:30 a.m. Saturday GMT).
The $100 billion solar power industry is gaining a lot of attention both globally and domestically, attracting high-profile investment from Wall Street giants such as Apple, Google and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway.
The United States is the world's third-largest solar market, right behind China and Japan, and it's growing rapidly not just because of private investment, but also because of the Obama Administration's efforts to make progress against global climate change.
Warren Buffett may have a magic touch with stocks, but two stocks have tarnished that touch for the year.
Two stocks that Buffett owns, Coca-Cola and Goldman Sachs, are completely missing out on the market's rally this year. Since Berkshire's holdings in those stocks are so massive, the declines sting that much worse. The holdings are based on the company's most recent quarterly filings with regulators.
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The biggest losing stock for Berkshire has been Coca-Cola. The stock is only down 1.4% this year, which may not sound all that bad. But Berkshire owns more than 400 million shares of the stock so the decline translates in a $236 million loss for the famous holding company.
There are more than 6,000 Dairy Queen locations around the world, but until this week there were exactly zero in Manhattan.
The Minneapolis-based chain, owned by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway and famous for its soft-serve Blizzard Treats, opened its first restaurant on 14th Street near Union Square in the borough on Thursday.