Happy Birthday Mr. Buffett and Congratulations!
Wednesday was Warren Buffett’s 76th birthday. Mr. Buffett is an amazing person and one of the greatest investors, but he still amazed me today.
At the ripe old age of 76, Warren Buffett got married! Now that is a way to celebrate life. He married his longtime companion Astrid Menks. My notes from the recent Charlie Rose Show discussed some of the details regarding Astrid and Warren’s unique relationship. I am very happy for them and I wish them a long and happy marriage.
Buffett’s first wife died in 2004 and it seemed to have really hit him hard. I’m glad that he has recovered enough now to be able to remarry and once again enjoy life.
All his wedding plans haven’t slowed his game. The recent purchase of USG Corp (USG) by Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa) (BRKb) looks like it has been a great play. With the price of USG hitting $51.00 today, I am very happy that I rode Buffett’s coattails on this one.