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Buffett appears at Berkshire Hathaway meeting

May 5th, 2007

Jimmy Buffett appeared at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder’s meeting in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday. Berkshire Hathaway is led by “Uncle Warren” Buffett, a distant cousin of Jimmy.

From the AP: Jimmy Buffett Opens Berkshire Meeting

The chief “parrothead” joked that as Warren’s distant cousin, he was taking over for the 76-year-old billionaire chairman and chief executive.

“Since blood is thicker than water, I’m your new chairman,” the singer said.

Then Jimmy Buffett sang a version of his hit song “Margaritaville” that had been rewritten to honor Berkshire Hathaway and its companies.

And a second article from Reuters: Buffett Says May Hire 4 CIOs, Insurance To Weaken”

The singing Buffett, who performed a version of his hit “Margaritaville” adapted for the meeting, stumbled through lyrics placed at his feet. “Warren gave me a really big budget for a Teleprompter here,” he joked.

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