Buffett Weds Longtime Companion in Neb.

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by jho, Aug 31, 2006.

  1. jho


    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Billionaire investor Warren Buffett married his longtime companion, Astrid Menks, in a private ceremony Wednesday, the Omaha World-Herald reported in a copyrighted story in its Thursday editions.

    Buffett's daughter, Susan, hosted the wedding at her Omaha home. She said her father and Menks, 60, were married by Douglas County District Judge Patricia Lamberty in a 15-minute ceremony on Buffett's 76th birthday.

    "It's her only and his last (wedding)," Susan Buffett said, recalling her father's take on the ceremony.

    Buffett's first wife, Susan, died July 29, 2004, at age 72. She moved to San Francisco in 1977, but the two remained married and were together often and talked frequently when apart.

    The Berkshire Hathaway Inc. chairman and CEO announced in June that Buffett would bequeath the bulk of his roughly $44 billion fortune to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He donated the first 500,000 shares of Class B stock last week.

    Shares of Berkshire Hathaway rose $296 to close at $96,097 Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange, near the high end of the stock's 52-week range of $78,800 to $96,700.

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    Smart guy, throws his money away before a woman can get her hands on it :p
  2. Nah, even at his age it is a joy to spend money on a good women. What is money for but to enjoy the finer Ladies . ..... :D

    Us guys only get upset about all the money we spend on the fine friendship with ladies when we find she is flying the coup. We always ask the question: You said you would love me forever, right? She answers: I lied!!!!