For decades, Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska, has been a mecca for value investors seeking firsthand wisdom from the company’s legendary longtime leader, Warren Buffett.
But the event has been closed to the general public — until now.
The 2016 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting — set for tomorrow, Saturday, April 30 — will be live-streamed for the first time. So anyone with an internet connection can “attend” along with the 40,000 shareholders who are expected to be there.
Yahoo is hosting the live stream, which will be available at finance.yahoo.com/brklivestream.
Andy Serwer, Yahoo Finance editor-in-chief, said when the live stream was announced:
“The Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting has been called the ‘Woodstock of Capitalism,’ and we’re thrilled to offer access to a worldwide audience for the first time ever.”
The live streaming will start at 10 a.m. ET Saturday with reporting from the event venue, CenturyLink Center Omaha. Live streaming of the meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will include the famous question-and-answer session with Chairman and Chief Executive Buffett and Vice Chairman Charlie Munger.
Earlier this week, Buffett told Yahoo Finance that the duo are up for almost any question:
“We try to answer everything. We would not tell them what we’re buying or selling, but aside from that, nothing is off limits.”
Buffett’s history with Berkshire Hathaway begin in the 1960s, when it was a textile company. He has since turned it into a conglomerate with several dozen subsidiaries ranging from Geico to Dairy Queen.
A recent analysis by Business Insider showed how Berkshire Hathaway’s growth has trounced that of the stock market over time.
The company’s stock price increased by 1 million percent between December 1964 and December 2015. The Standard & Poor’s 500 stock market index increased by 2,300 percent over the same period.
To learn more about Buffett, check out:
- “3 Lessons From Buffett’s Million-Dollar Wager“
- “The 10 Most Generous Billionaires in the World“
- “8 Celebrities Who Prove the Famous Can Be Frugal“
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