Warren Buffett Talks Bringing Thousands To Omaha

The Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting was filled with events Saturday.

Tens of thousands of shareholders descended on Omaha to hear Warren Buffett and his partner Charlie Munger speak.

"Like you hear about this guy and he's like the second or third richest person in the world and you see him and he's just sort of a modest guy," said Shea Werner, a shareholder who came from Canada for the first time.

The shareholders attended meetings all morning and then perused a massive display of Berkshire-owned companies and products.

Warren Buffett said he was proud to show off his hometown too.

"I love the shareholders to come and see why I'm so enthusiastic about it, and I like students to come as well we have students from almost 40 schools come out here," said Buffett.

After the meetings, most of the shareholders went to Nebraska Furniture Mart for a picnic, some shopping, and live music.

"It's great for the city--it just brings in people from all over the world, you know we get a chance to showcase what we're doing here in Omaha," said Lisa-Ann, a shareholder from Omaha.

But many attendees said the future of the company was a major topic this year. Buffett remained mum on who the next leader will be and when they will take over, but he said the next CEO will be ready.

"I know somebody is going to head the company after I do and we want to have the right person--we do have the right person. It's enormously important that we do and it's enormously important frankly that they keep it normal which they will," said Buffett.

For many that was enough.

"Definitely a little concerned, but we trust him," said Werner.


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