For the first time in the company’s history, Berkshire Hathaway is live streaming its annual shareholder meeting on Yahoo Finance.
Warren Buffett doesn’t have any regrets.
“I’m 85, and I can’t imagine anybody any happier than I am,” the Berkshire Hathaway (BRK) CEO told the crowd of more than 40,000 shareholders gathered in Omaha to pepper Buffett and his longtime partner Charlie Munger with questions about business, success, and life. “I’m sitting here eating exactly what I like to eat, doing in life exactly what I love to do with people I love. It really doesn't get any better than that.”
He noted two of his early decisions in growing his business that have contributed to that satisfaction. First, he decided he’d rather not work for anyone else.
“I did decide fairly early in life that my favorite employer was myself,” he said. “And I’ve managed to avoid really aggravation of almost any sort.”
And secondly, he decided he’d rather not work alone, giving a nod to Munger, his longtime partner. “We’re lucky in this partnership. It’s more fun doing things in a partnership,” he said.
Still, the “Oracle of Omaha” said he can’t entirely give himself credit for his longevity and success. Luck has played a role as well.
Nodding to his partner, Munger, who is 92 years old, Buffett said “we’ve been extraordinarily lucky.”
More wisdom from Buffett: