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!)
A paragraph accompanying the list on Vanity Fair's website notes that Mr. Buffett has "finally unveiled his plans to name a successor" by narrowing down "thousands of contestants in an American Idol-like runoff." (Will we be seeing Ryan, Simon, Paula and Randy in Omaha?)
Finishing ahead of Mr. Buffett on the list are:
Just behind Warren:
All in all, not bad company to be in.
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