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Warren Buffett speech, product mascots and opening party: Berkshire Hathaway's 2018 shareholder meet in pics

A look into the corporate America's Mecca of annual general meets.

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Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting is akin to a pilgrimage to financial advisors and investors. From colourful mascots and kiosks showcasing the product line to Warren Buffett's wisdom-packed speech, this is an event that is marked on investors', corporates' and media's calendars alike. (Image: Reuters)
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Berkshire Hathaway's annual shareholder meeting is akin to a pilgrimage to financial advisors and investors. From colourful mascots and kiosks showcasing the product line to Warren Buffett's wisdom-packed speech, this is an event that is marked on investors', corporates' and media's calendars alike. (Image: Reuters)

 Scores of investors gather in Omaha, Nebraska to take part in the AGM. The company is known for investing in products that are household names in America. Pictured here is a sharedholder hugging a Mr. Kool-Aid characterin the exhibit hall this year. (REUTERS)
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Scores of investors gather in Omaha, Nebraska to take part in the AGM. The company is known for investing in products that are household names in America. Pictured here is a sharedholder hugging a Mr. Kool-Aid characterin the exhibit hall this year. (REUTERS)

Even the heads of Berkshire Hathaway are turned into light-hearted animations backing up the products they have carefully invested in over the decades. Pictured here is a shareholder standing in front of a commemorative Heinz ketchup and mustard exhibit. The Berkshire AGM is called the largest company event in corporate America. (Image: Reuters)
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Even the heads of Berkshire Hathaway are turned into light-hearted animations backing up the products they have carefully invested in over the decades. Pictured here is a shareholder standing in front of a commemorative Heinz ketchup and mustard exhibit. The Berkshire AGM is called the largest company event in corporate America. (Image: Reuters)

Aside from Warren Buffet, his partner Charlie Munger is equally revered for his role in Berkshire's journey. He is the vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Commenting on the semi-retired role of Buffet, he said ,“He sits around reading most of the time and thinking, and every once in a while he talks on the phone. I can’t see any difference…Warren is very good at doing nothing.” (image: Reuters)
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Aside from Warren Buffet, his partner Charlie Munger is equally revered for his role in Berkshire's journey. He is the vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. Commenting on the semi-retired role of Buffet, he said ,“He sits around reading most of the time and thinking, and every once in a while he talks on the phone. I can’t see any difference…Warren is very good at doing nothing.” (image: Reuters)

These AGMs are no impersonal suit and tie, affairs. Berkshire Hathaway AGMs are famous for taking care of their shareholders. Guests are allowed to bring along their children. The company makes arrangements such as bringing in cartoon characters and shopping stalls. Food requirements for investors who arrive from around the world are taken care of. This time, there even was a massive bar to serve shareholders. Pictured here is the opening cocktail party for the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. (Image: Reuters)
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These AGMs are no impersonal suit and tie, affairs. Berkshire Hathaway AGMs are famous for taking care of their shareholders. Guests are allowed to bring along their children. The company makes arrangements such as bringing in cartoon characters and shopping stalls. Food requirements for investors who arrive from around the world are taken care of. This time, there even was a massive bar to serve shareholders. Pictured here is the opening cocktail party for the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting. (Image: Reuters)

The high-point of the event is marked by the attendance of scores of Warren Buffet admirers and Berkshire investors who line up for hours before finally gathering at the exhibition space to hear the Berkshire CEO's speech. (Image: Reuters)
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The high-point of the event is marked by the attendance of scores of Warren Buffet admirers and Berkshire investors who line up for hours before finally gathering at the exhibition space to hear the Berkshire CEO's speech. (Image: Reuters)

In fact, the number of people who come to see the oracle of Omaha, fills up an auditorium without fail, every year (Image: Reuters)
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In fact, the number of people who come to see the oracle of Omaha, fills up an auditorium without fail, every year (Image: Reuters)

First Published on May 6, 2018 02:07 pm
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