Warren Buffett’s wager

Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway is widely considered as one of the world’s most successful investors and resultingly has become the world’s third wealthiest person with over $85 billion (www.forbes.com) to his name. In the Berkshire Hathaway Inc 2017 Annual Report he discussed the outcome of a decade long wager that ended in December 2017 and, as the winner, the $2.2 million donation he was able to make to a charity of his choice. Mr Buffett’s winning claim was that an investment in a US equity index, namely the Standard & Poor 500, would outperform a group of hedge funds selected by Protégé Partners, the counterparty in the wager. THINK.CAPITAL takes a closer look… Read more