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Investor Warren Buffett's fortune surged above $100 billion Wednesday.(AP File Photo )

Warren Buffett's fortune tops $100 billion as his stock soars

AP | , Omaha
PUBLISHED ON MAR 11, 2021 06:02 AM IST
Warren Buffett's fortune, which is mostly tied to his ownership of 248,734 Class A shares, topped $101 billion at the stock's peak Wednesday
Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway(AP)
Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway(AP)

Warren Buffett says 'never bet against America' in annual letter to shareholders

AP |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:39 PM IST
“In its brief 232 years of existence, however, there has been no incubator for unleashing human potential like America. Despite some severe interruptions, our country’s economic progress has been breathtaking,” Buffett wrote.
Jimmy Pattison, Canada’s fifth-richest person, built his empire from a single, loss-making Vancouver car dealership he acquired in 1961(@JPAutoGroup/Twitter Photo)
Jimmy Pattison, Canada’s fifth-richest person, built his empire from a single, loss-making Vancouver car dealership he acquired in 1961(@JPAutoGroup/Twitter Photo)

He’s 91 and worth billions. Now Jimmy Pattison is hunting deals

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 16, 2020 11:09 PM IST
Canadian billionaire Jimmy Pattison said he has been contacted by a number of private companies, some of them “significant” in size, that need money because of Covid-19 and the recession.
Bill Gates holding the special cake with Warren Buffett’s face on it.(YouTube/Bill Gates)
Bill Gates holding the special cake with Warren Buffett’s face on it.(YouTube/Bill Gates)

Bill Gates wishes Warren Buffett on his 90th birthday with a special cake. Watch

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Amrita Kohli
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 10:34 AM IST
Bill Gates described his friend Warren Buffett as the “person that I admire as well as like” on his blog, Gates Notes.
Elon Musk’s fortune rose by $6.07 billion on Friday, Bloomberg News said, following a 10.8% jump in the electric carmaker’s stock.(AP)
Elon Musk’s fortune rose by $6.07 billion on Friday, Bloomberg News said, following a 10.8% jump in the electric carmaker’s stock.(AP)

Billionaire Elon Musk’s net worth zooms past Warren Buffett’s: Report

Bengaluru | By Reuters | Posted by Prashasti Singh
PUBLISHED ON JUL 11, 2020 01:04 PM IST
Tesla’s shares have surged 500% over the past year as the company increased sales of its Model 3 sedan.
RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani(Reuters File)
RIL chairman Mukesh Ambani(Reuters File)

With a fortune of $68 bn, Mukesh Ambani now richer than Warren Buffet

By Bloomberg | Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 07:46 PM IST
While Mukesh Ambani’s wealth has jumped -- he became the only Asian tycoon in the exclusive club of the world’s top 10 richest people last month -- Buffett’s fortune dropped this week after he gave away $2.9 billion to charity.
A passenger wearing a protective suit stands in a queue the Istanbul Airport during the first day of resumed domestic flights which are halted since March 26 amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas(REUTERS)
A passenger wearing a protective suit stands in a queue the Istanbul Airport during the first day of resumed domestic flights which are halted since March 26 amid the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Istanbul, Turkey June 1, 2020. REUTERS/Umit Bektas(REUTERS)

Coronavirus pandemic: Will it feel safe to fly this Summer?

Bloomberg | By Chris Bryant | Posted by: Alfea Jamal
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 01:11 PM IST
Covid-19 became a pandemic because airplane passengers carried the new coronavirus with them around the world. As that became clear, airlines grounded nearly all of their fleets, governments issued travel restrictions and mandatory quarantines, and tourist attractions and conferences closed down.
File photo of Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway(Reuters File)
File photo of Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway(Reuters File)

‘Nothing can stop America’: Warren Buffett says US can withstand Covid-19

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 08:31 AM IST
Talking about coronavirus pandemic, Berkshire Hathaway owner Warren Buffett said Americans have persevered and prospered through such crises as the Civil War in the 1860s, the influenza pandemic a century ago and the Great Depression.
Warren Buffett addresses shareholders at the annual meeting of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc, which was virtually broadcast due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Omaha, Nebraska May 2, 2020, in this still image taken from video. .(via/REUTERS)
Warren Buffett addresses shareholders at the annual meeting of his Berkshire Hathaway Inc, which was virtually broadcast due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Omaha, Nebraska May 2, 2020, in this still image taken from video. .(via/REUTERS)

Berkshire Hathaway’s sold entire stakes in 4 largest US airlines: Warren Buffett

Reuters | By Reuters| Posted by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2020 06:28 AM IST
The conglomerate held sizeable positions in the airlines, including an 11% stake in Delta Air Lines, 10% of American Airlines Co, around 10% of Southwest Airlines Co and 9% of United Airlines at the end of 2019, according to its annual report and company filings.
A Ukulele session by musician Gladson Peter conducted in Mumbai.(UKExperience)
A Ukulele session by musician Gladson Peter conducted in Mumbai.(UKExperience)

Hum and strum: The nimble ukulele is a trendy favourite

Hindustan Times | By Vanessa Viegas
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2020 06:27 PM IST
The little instrument has gone from becoming an exotic import to a viral trends all because it’s small, light, inexpensive and so easy to play, that most Uke-players are self-taught.
Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun(REUTERS)
Chinese cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun(REUTERS)

Warren Buffett’s $4.5mn charity lunch postponed after cryptocurrency promoter falls ill

Reuters | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JUL 25, 2019 01:05 AM IST
Sun’s Tron Foundation said all parties have agreed to reschedule the lunch. Buffett’s assistant did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
PhonePe has grown into one of India’s leading digital payments companies(Getty Images)
PhonePe has grown into one of India’s leading digital payments companies(Getty Images)

Walmart got a $10 billion surprise after buying Flipkart

Bloomberg | By Saritha Rai
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2019 12:47 PM IST
Flipkart’s board recently authorized the PhonePe Pvt Ltd. unit to become a new entity and explore raising $1 billion from outside investors at a valuation of as much as $10 billion, according to people familiar with the matter.
“Warren Buffett is the quintessential American dream of coming from very little and being able to really make a name for yourself,” said Jay Phoenix.(AP File Photo)
“Warren Buffett is the quintessential American dream of coming from very little and being able to really make a name for yourself,” said Jay Phoenix.(AP File Photo)

Indian-origin father and son see much to admire in Warren Buffett’s ways

Omaha, United States | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 10:21 AM IST
Both Paul Singh, who is 68, and son Jay Phoenix Singh, 32, built successful businesses that they were then able to sell for premium prices, making both men multi-millionaires.
Billionaire Warren Buffett on Saturday gave a clue on who might succeed him to run his Berkshire Hathaway empire, but did not completely reveal his hand.(AFP File Photo)
Billionaire Warren Buffett on Saturday gave a clue on who might succeed him to run his Berkshire Hathaway empire, but did not completely reveal his hand.(AFP File Photo)

Billionaire Warren Buffett gives new hint about his successor

Omaha, United States | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 10:01 AM IST
Without answering directly, Warren Buffett said Gregory Able, 57, and Ajit Jain, 67 -- both promoted last year to the board of directors -- would in the near future join him and long-time business partner Charlie Munger, 95, on the stage to answer shareholder questions.
Billionaire Warren Buffett, one of the world’s most influential businessmen, said Saturday that he would not hesitate to fly in a Boeing 737 Max airplane, despite the grounding of the planes after two fatal crashes.(AFP)
Billionaire Warren Buffett, one of the world’s most influential businessmen, said Saturday that he would not hesitate to fly in a Boeing 737 Max airplane, despite the grounding of the planes after two fatal crashes.(AFP)

‘Will never hesitate to fly in a 737 MAX’, says Warren Buffett

Omaha | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2019 11:25 AM IST
While Buffett, the world’s third-richest man, owns stakes in several of the most prestigious American companies -- from Coca-Cola to JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs to Apple and, recently, Amazon -- he holds no shares in Boeing, though he has invested in airlines.
Indians are buying gold for as little as one rupee as retailers offer online sales in bite-sized portions to prop up shrinking demand in the world’s second-biggest consumer.(Reuters)
Indians are buying gold for as little as one rupee as retailers offer online sales in bite-sized portions to prop up shrinking demand in the world’s second-biggest consumer.(Reuters)

Indians are buying gold for as little as one rupee

By Swansy Afonso, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2018 09:12 AM IST
Demand for gold is falling, partly as a result of government measures, higher local prices and the metal’s fading appeal among more youthful customers.
Robotic arms manufactured by Kuka AG operate on a Volkswagen Passat saloon chassis on the automated welding production line inside the VW factory in Emden, Germany, on March 9, 2018.(Bloomberg)
Robotic arms manufactured by Kuka AG operate on a Volkswagen Passat saloon chassis on the automated welding production line inside the VW factory in Emden, Germany, on March 9, 2018.(Bloomberg)

In a world of robots, carmakers are hiring more humans

Bangkok, Bloomberg | By Lee Miller
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2018 08:40 PM IST
Thirteen publicly traded automakers had 3.1 million employees, or 11 percent more than four years earlier, data shows.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO, Paytm. Well-known investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has invested in One97 Communications, the parent of Paytm.(Ramesh Pathania/Mint)
Vijay Shekhar Sharma, founder and CEO, Paytm. Well-known investor Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway has invested in One97 Communications, the parent of Paytm.(Ramesh Pathania/Mint)

Buffet’s money in Paytm is a ringing endorsement

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2018 06:49 PM IST
It’s increasingly becoming clear that the march of fin-tech firms is unstoppable.
The digital payment service Paytm, developed by One97 Communications Ltd., is demonstrated during an arranged photograph in Bengaluru, India, on August 19.(Bloomberg)
The digital payment service Paytm, developed by One97 Communications Ltd., is demonstrated during an arranged photograph in Bengaluru, India, on August 19.(Bloomberg)

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire picks up stake in Paytm

By Bloomberg
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2018 06:23 PM IST
One97, founded by billionaire Vijay Shekhar Sharma, runs the Paytm brand and is the leading player in India’s booming digital-payments market.
Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $81.6 billion, about $373 million more than Warren Buffett.(Bloomberg)
Mark Zuckerberg is now worth $81.6 billion, about $373 million more than Warren Buffett.(Bloomberg)

Mark Zuckerberg is world’s third-richest person, replaces Warren Buffett

Bloomberg, New York/Princeton | By Tom Metcalf and Jack Witzig
UPDATED ON JUL 07, 2018 11:48 PM IST
Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, who trails only Amazon founder Jeff Bezos and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, eclipsed American business magnate Warren Buffett on Friday as Facebook shares climbed 2.4%, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Dr Atul Gawande listens as then US president Barack Obama speaks during a panel discussion at the White House Frontiers Conference at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in October 2016.(AP)
Dr Atul Gawande listens as then US president Barack Obama speaks during a panel discussion at the White House Frontiers Conference at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh in October 2016.(AP)

Amazon, Berkshire, JPMorgan name Atul Gawande CEO of joint healthcare venture

Reuters | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 20, 2018 09:01 PM IST
Dr Atul Gawande will lead an independent company that focuses on a mission the companies announced earlier this year – figure out ways to provide high-quality, affordable care.
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