You don't have to travel to Omaha, Nebraska, this year to watch the 2016 Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting and catch Warren Buffett addressing investors at the company's storied yearly event. All you need is a web browser.
For the first time in the company's history, the popular event will be live-streamed online. Yahoo Finance has partnered with the multinational conglomerate to present its meeting live to the world (to watch the event, which begins Saturday, April 30, at 10 a.m. EDT, click on the image below).
Berkshire Hathaway is among the most successful companies in the U.S., with diverse holdings ranging from insurance provider GEICO to fast-food chain Dairy Queen. But tens of thousands of investors make the annual pilgrimage to Nebraska not just to learn how the conglomerate has fared, but also for a host of entertainments topped off by hours of musings — and occasional ukulele performances — from the genial executive and his 92 year-old lieutenant Charlie Munger.
Billionaire Buffett has recently sounded off on a range of world events and political affairs. The third-richest person in the world, Buffett told CNBC Friday that the so-called Brexit, or proposed British exit from the EU, would be a mistake. Earlier this year the 85 year-old bemoaned the “negative drumbeat” of economic pessimism from campaigning presidential candidates.
Economic issues remain front of mind for Buffett, who has thrown in his lot with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner in the 2016 presidential campaign. A critic of the growing chasm between the rich and the rest of the country — though no great critic of the rich themselves — the world's third-richest man cited Clinton's attention to economic fairness in his support for her.
“She will never forget the people who haven’t shared the same way,” Buffett said in December.
He's been less thrilled with the Republicans, comparing their debates to comedy routines. “I mean I used to love Abbott and Costello, people like that,” he said. “I’m reliving my youth, I mean, vaudeville was never this good.”
To hear more from the man sometimes referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha,” or the “Sage of Omaha,” click on the live stream link above.