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    Warren Buffett is giving away his fortune

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/13541144/

    He's an interesting and great fellow, IMO.

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    Me!! Me!! Me!!

    I'll take a few mil, Mr. Buffett.

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    Question

    I can't get that article up, was Warren related to Jimmy?

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    I didn't have any trouble getting my link up just now.

    I hope you're not serious with that question, but the answer is no. At least I don't think they're related.

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    Yeah, it won't work for me.....yes I was serious LOL
    Who is Warren Buffet

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    Actually, Martha, Warren and Jimmy are related. They are cousins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maral
    Actually, Martha, Warren and Jimmy are related. They are cousins.
    Don't tell me that. Open mouth, insert foot. Sorry, Narlacat! I never dreamed they were.

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    That's ok Tex lol, Buffet is kinda a unusual name so I thought I'd mention it...
    What are the other two famous for
    I'm assuming they were famous....

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    Quote Originally Posted by narlacat
    Yeah, it won't work for me.....yes I was serious LOL
    Who is Warren Buffet
    Well, I think he's just this really smart financial guru. Didn't he start Berkshire Hathaway, the most expensive stock on the stock market?

    I guess he was just a smart financial investor and advisor. Then he became good friends with Katherine Graham, who took over the Washington Post when her husband committed suicide. She had to become a "CEO" overnight, had no idea how to do it, and he gave her alot of advice.

    She slipped on ice and died a few years ago.

    That's all I really know about him, except he seems very wise and kind, and he doesn't really believe in giving a lot of money to his children so he's giving it away to the world, kind of like Bill Gates.

    Cool American, huh? I forgot you're from Australia and might not know who WB is.

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    They are distant cousins, not closely related. But they are friends.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marthatex
    Well, I think he's just this really smart financial guru. Didn't he start Berkshire Hathaway, the most expensive stock on the stock market?

    I guess he was just a smart financial investor and advisor. Then he became good friends with Katherine Graham, who took over the Washington Post when her husband committed suicide. She had to become a "CEO" overnight, had no idea how to do it, and he gave her alot of advice.

    She slipped on ice and died a few years ago.

    That's all I really know about him, except he seems very wise and kind, and he doesn't really believe in giving a lot of money to his children so he's giving it away to the world, kind of like Bill Gates.

    Cool American, huh? I forgot you're from Australia and might not know who WB is.
    Thanks Tex!!

    I know who Bill Gates is though lol lol, my little boy adores him
    I've never heard of WB, no.

    Slipped on the ice, how do you mean lol

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    Well, I "gotcha" back, Maral. I googled and got genealogyblog.com/celebrity-genealogy/

    and it said that they met each other, and suspected that they might be distantly related, but a genealogy worker is working on it but it hasn't been proven.

    It's kind of a "joke" that Jimmy might succeed Warren at Berkshire Hathaway, (but don't count on it), they say.

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    Lol, Martha, I saw that, too. I was just going by what my brother told me. He knows Warren's son and told me that he asked and the son said they were distant cousins.

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    Ok, so we're not sure if they're related....
    I used to love that Jimmy Buffet song....something about 'Margaritaville' (sp)
    Humming it now..........

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    Quote Originally Posted by narlacat
    Ok, so we're not sure if they're related....
    I used to love that Jimmy Buffet song....something about 'Margaritaville' (sp)
    Humming it now..........
    yeah, he has a nice, smooth voice doesn't He? I never really got into him, but it's nice party music isn't it?

    To tell you the truth, I imagined him so different from Warren Buffett that my knee jerk reaction was no, they could never be related.

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