Local Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Flood Into CenturyLink
CREATED May. 4, 2013
Omaha, NE-- This weekend, all eyes in the business world are on Omaha.
Thousands of shareholders and media outlets from around the globe have descended on the city to hear from the Oracle of Omaha.
While people traveled great distances to see and hear him, it's an opportunity that means a lot to the local shareholders.
"If they don't know where Omaha, Nebraska is, they know who Warren Buffet is," said local shareholder Ralph Petersen. "They know he lives in Omaha, Nebraska."
It wasn't the first shareholders meeting for many who live in Omaha, but it was another chance to hear the man who has, without a doubt, made a mark in the Big "O" and on the world.
"(He's) kind of like a hometown hero, right?" said local shareholder Kent Templin."He supports a lot of Omaha businesses. It's nice to see that money stay local, yet go global."
Local shareholders said it's not only the attention that he draws, but also his generosity that benefits the city.
"So many of his investors, who are millionaires, are so generous," said local shareholder Rita Petersen. "They give, and they give."
The shareholders continue to invest in the man who they said has done so much for their hometown. It's something they all know will pay off in the end.
"We've invested for our granddaughters' college funds so no pressure, Mr. Buffet," said Rita as she laughed.
Buffett told the crowd he has no plans to retire, but said his company can keep up when he's gone because it's not about one person.