Among the of the more insightful lines of inquiry at the Berkshire AGM centred on Jain, a man whom many believe will eventually succeed Buffett. As the Oracle of Omaha fully intends living past 100, Jain may have a long wait ahead.
Executive remuneration is an issue guaranteed to get the Oracle of Omaha hot under the collar. So not surprisingly, he uses the opportunity presented by an AGM question to beat this particular drum really hard.
During the Berkshire AGM, Warren and Charlie are at their best when freewheeling, as they do here when reminiscing about their youthful years working in Buffett & Sons, the Omaha grocery store run by Warren’s super-conservative grandfather Ernest.
When you consume at least three books a day in a lifetime of 85 years, you tend to know a lot. But one thing that’s got Warren Buffett stumped is how to prevent terrorists from triggering a nuclear explosion.
In the segment of the Berkshire AGM Warren Buffett delivers a masterclass in why Exchange Traded Funds are always going to outperform actively managed portfolio managers, a subject about which the Oracle of Omaha is hugely passionate.
The Berkshire AGM has witnessed some strange questions over the years, but nine quite as unusual as that posed by shareholder Dan Chen who likened Berkshire to the Harry Potter school of Hogwarts. The price of oil and Donald Trump also feature in this segment.