Buffett A-Z


Wed, May 2 2018 • 11:02 AM EDT

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger share more than a very lucrative partnership. They have been close friends for almost 60 years, a connection they appear to value more than all the money they've made. That friendship, and the fun they have together, are impossible to miss as they answer questions at the company's annual shareholder meetings.

When Warren Met Charlie

At the 2002 Berkshire shareholder meeting, Buffett and Munger go back 43 years to recall how they "hit it off" when they first met in 1959, and offer advice on how to find and attract "true" friends.

Having fun while trying to "behave better"

In a 2016 interview for "On the Money," Buffett and Munger told CNBC's Becky Quick how they have "lots of disagreements" but never argue, as they help each other stay on the "uncrowded" high road.

Be the person you would want as a friend

At the 2015 annual meeting, Buffett and Munger offer advice to a seventh grader from Florida who wants to make friends and be liked.

When Warren Met Bill

In what might initially be seen as an unlikely pairing, Buffett has a close friendship with a fellow billionaire who is 25 years younger than he is: Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.

At the 2000 shareholder meeting, Buffett tells how they almost didn't meet nine years before.

Don't try to slip Buffett an envelope

One of the downsides of being an extremely wealthy person with extremely wealthy friends is that a lot of people want your help contacting those extremely wealthy friends.

At the 2003 meeting, Buffett turns down one such request and explains why he never asks his friends for anything.