If you want to mingle with the world’s most successful crowd of investors, forget about visiting Bay Street or Wall Street. Instead, count on spending some time in Omaha. It’s there that a mob of 15,000 enthusiasts congregate for the annual general meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
The thousands of apparently sane people who fly from all parts of the globe to spend a spring weekend in Nebraska do so for a compelling reason — they want to see Berkshire’s chairman, Warren Buffett, up close and in the flesh. The 74-year-old multi-billionaire is the world’s second-wealthiest person (behind only his good friend Bill Gates) and, by general acclamation, the greatest stock market investor in history