Warren Buffett may not be John Wayne material, but "Buffett the Bullet" is certainly sitting Tall in the Saddlefor a promotional poster that will be sold for charity by Berkshire subsidiary Business Wire at this weekend's shareholder meeting in Omaha.
It's one of three "Legends of the Wired Wired West" posters that will sell as a set for $5. Proceeds go to CASA For Douglas County, Nebraska, a group that assists abused and neglected children in the court system.
Also in Omaha this weekend:
- The i-house from Berkshire's Clayton Homes, a new home design "built for a new era of sustainable living."
- An electric car from Chinese automaker BYD. Berkshire bought a 10 percent stake last year and Buffett has been visibly promoting the company's "car of the future."
- Peter Buffett, Warren's son, will host an 'Evening of Concert and Conversation' Saturday at the Rose theater in Omaha, his hometown. He will perform selections from his music albums, show videos of his film and television work, talk about his philanthropic efforts, and discuss "the lessons he's learned as the son of one of the most noteworthy investors of our time." (See also the 2007 WBW post Musician Peter Buffett's Life Lesson from his Father Warren.) Tickets proceeds go to the Omaha-based Kent Bellows Studio and Center for the Visual Arts.
Berkshire Hathaway has distributed roughly 100,000 shareholder credentials for this year's meeting, and is also selling up to 10,000 tickets to the annual meeting ($5 for two) on eBay, as an anti-scalping measure.
An Annual Meeting Visitor's Guidehas been posted on Berkshire's web site.
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