I was at the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders meeting this past weekend. Unlike most corporate annual meeting where only a few shareholders attend, Berkshire gets over 30,000 shareholders attending each year in what has turned into something of a lovefest. The CenturyLink Center in Omaha is filled to capacity for the meeting, and over 200,000 square feet of exhibition space is used for Berkshire companies to show and sell their stuff to shareholders.
In this photo Ndamukong Suh, a football player who played at Nebraska and who is now with the Detroit Lions, is throwing a newspaper (company owned by Berkshire) onto a porch of home built by Clayton Homes (company owned by Berkshire) to win a Dairy Queen Dilly Bar (yes, you guess it, a company owned by Berkshire). Notice in the background are Warren Buffett, Bill Gates (a Berkshire board member) and even former SI swimsuit model Kathy Ireland.
I stood there a while as various people attempted to throw papers onto the porch. Yes, a few went offline and smack me. The price you pay for the shot.