As part of CNBC's coverage of tomorrow's Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting, two of the afternoon programs discussed a question we've been hearing in recent months: Has Warren Buffett lost his way? And does he get a "free pass" from the media? Take a look at the video clips.
Value investor and fund manager Mario Gabelli tells CNBC's Becky Quick he often gets good ideas from some of the thousands of like-minded investors who attend the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting each year. Here's the video clip of their conversation, which also touched on Warren Buffett's controversial derivatives positions.
The financially faithful are making their annual pilgrimage to Nebraska. But are there any words of wisdom to be had this year from the Oracle of Oamaha?
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Business Wire, Cathy Baron Tamraz, spoke earlier today with CNBC's Becky Quick at the annual shareholders meeting in Omaha.
Warren Buffett's long-time partner Charlie Munger tells CNBC "evil and folly" on the part of the banks and bankers have "helped create a catastrophe for everyone." But he know thinks the government has helped put the country on the right track economically.
Warren Buffett's 'editor' tells CNBC some of the shareholders coming to Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting tomorrow remain "terrifically worried" about the economy and their Berkshire shares.
The man Barron's has suggested is the leading candidate to succeed Warren Buffett at Berkshire Hathaway modestly tells CNBC there are lots of executives more qualified than he is for the job, which he thinks won't become available for many years to come. MidAmerican Energy Holdings' David Sokol calls all the speculation "a waste of time." He also predicts it will be "several years" before the U.S. economy sees a "real recovery."
Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick that fears about swine flu will reduce attendance somewhat at tomorrow's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, but he's not sure how many people might stay away. Here's the video..
Value investor Whitney Tilson, one of the best-known Buffett watchers in the country, spoke live with CNBC's Becky Quick this morning on Squawk Box, ahead of tomorrow's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. He's been going for years, but says this year is different. Tilson also, again, defends Buffett from suggestions he's lost his touch amid the market meltdown. Here's the video clip:
Warren Buffett tells CNBC's Becky Quick that the U.S. economy has made it past the "Pearl Harbor" conditions of last September, but he says "we're still at war."
The economy has “several years” of economic recovery ahead, said David Sokol, chairman of MidAmerican Energy.
Warren Buffett may not be John Wayne material, but "Buffett the Bullet" is certainly sitting tall in the saddle for a promotional poster that will be sold for charity by Berkshire subsidiary Business Wire at this weekend's shareholder meeting in Omaha.
We should get an update at this weekend's Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting on Warren Buffett's long-term bet against Wall Street. Last June, we learned that Buffett had agreed to a 10-year, $1 million wager to back his long-held argument that "experts", specifically hedge fund managers, don't do better than the stock market as a whole, especially when you factor in the big fees those experts collect from investors.
Berkshire Hathaway's market value may be down about 30 percent since last year's shareholders meeting, and the economy may be the pits, but Omaha will still be this weekend's hot destination for Warren Buffett fans.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway announced late today (Wednesday) that it will release first quarter financial results on Friday, May 8 and implied we should have known all along that would be the date.
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway won't be releasing first quarter earnings this week, ahead of its annual shareholders meeting in Omaha over the weekend.
Warren Buffett's good friend and philanthropy partner, Bill Gates, says he's made a lifelong commitment to protect Berkshire Hathaway's culture and values after Buffett is no longer running the company.
"As the Fed and the BOE have become more sane by printing money the so called gurus like Soros and Buffett suffer a deficit of sanity. They are saying the actions of these central banks will lead to inflation. I contest that," Hugh Hendry told CNBC.
Warren Buffett is ranked number 16 on a new list of the 20 Best American CEOs of all time, compiled by Condé Nast's Portfolio. He's just ahead of long-time friend Katharine Graham.
In a conversation published today focusing on why he likes Wells Fargo, Warren Buffett told Fortune's Adam Lashinsky: "We own stock in four banks: USB, Wells, M&T, and SunTrust." That raised a question. What about the five million Bank of America shares owned by Berkshire Hathaway as of the end of last year? We now have the answer to the 'mystery' of the 'missing' B of A shares, straight from Buffett himself.