This weekend at the shareholders meeting

Berkshire Hathaway CEOs

World-Herald photographer Matt Miller photographed more than 20 CEOs from the Berkshire Hathaway family during the annual shareholders meeting. View the gallery »




World-Herald special Berkshire section, May 3

What could you buy with $100 billion?


The paper sculpture of Warren Buffett featured on the cover and inside this special section is the work of World-Herald artist Matt Haney.

The head-and-shoulders caricature is 18 inches tall, about 90 percent of life-size. The interior framework is poster board with cardboard reinforcement. Outside are layers of fake money — reproductions of new and old $100 bills that he created, all quite legally.

The bills were arranged in different patterns: Old $100 fronts for the face and hand, new $100 backs applied in a diagonal pattern for the suit, and portions of darker bills to craft his glasses. His eyes are U.S. Federal Reserve seals. And layers of shredded $100 bills were used to make his unmistakable eyebrows.


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Meeting recap

 

Weekend schedule

Saturday
7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.Berkshire Hathaway/Brooks 5K packet pickup at the Hilton Omaha.
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Annual shareholders meeting. (Doors open at 7 a.m., movie at 8:30 a.m., followed by the Q&A at 9:30 a.m. Booths representing more than 40 companies open in the Exhibition Hall throughout.
Noon to 4:30 p.m.NetJets display of aircraft at Signature Flight Support next to Eppley Airfield. Stop by the NetJets booth for shuttle information.
5 p.m. to 6 p.m.Live Chat: World-Herald reporter Steve Jordon answers questions at Omaha.com/berkshire
5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.Berkshire's Big League Picnic for shareholders at Nebraska Furniture Mart, 700 S. 72nd St. Live entertainment from DJ's Dugout's Blazin' Pianos with food from Famous Dave's, Domino's, Sonic or Paradise Bakery & Cafe.
Sunday
8 a.m. to 11 a.m.Berkshire Hathaway "Invest in Yourself" 5K presented by Brooks. The course starts on 10th Street across from the CenturyLink Center Omaha and ends on Riverfront Drive. Register at www.investinyourself5k.com
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.Borsheims shopping day for shareholders. Brunch begins at 9 a.m.
1 p.m. to 10 p.m.Private shareholder event at Gorat's Steakhouse, 4917 Center St. Reservations required.
4 p.m. to 10 p.m.Private shareholder event at Piccolo's Steakhouse, 2202 S. 20th St. Reservations required.
Monday
All dayLast day of Nebraska Furniture Mart special shareholder pricing.
May 10
All dayLast day of Borsheims special shareholder pricing. Credentialed shareholders also can receive up to 20 percent off at the new Borsheims Boutique at Nebraska Crossing Outlets in Gretna.

Buffett book

Warren Buffett often speaks fondly of his hometown. The city provided him a comfortable home base, away from Wall Street's distractions. In return, Omaha benefited from the worldwide attention that came his way and from the generosity of his early investors. It turned out to be a profitable relationship for both The Oracle & Omaha.

Learn more about "The Oracle & Omaha: How Warren Buffett and his hometown shaped each other."