Investor Turns Lunch Into A Job With Warren Buffett
September 13, 2011
Every year billionaire Warren Buffet auctions himself off as a lunch date to raise money for a San Francisco charity. Fortune magazine reports Ted Weschler has paid about $5 million for the last two lunches. It turns out Buffett liked what he saw in Weschler, and hired him as a top manager for his Berkshire Hathaway portfolio.
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