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Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting, In Tweets

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Berkshire Hathaway signage appears on screens above the stage ahead of the company's annual shareholders meeting.Photo by Bloomberg Bloomberg — Getty Images

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) held its annual meeting on Saturday, giving every finance geek on Twitter something to do on a weekend.

Every year tens of thousands of people head to Omaha to hear the world famous investor and his No. 2 Charlie Munger answer questions all day about the economy, investing, politics, and life. This year Buffett was pressed on health risks of Coke and whether his company is doing enough for the environment. There was a question about Trump. And there were thousands of tweets about Buffett and the meeting throughout the day. And for the first time, you didn’t have to be in Omaha to tweet about the meeting. The event was livestreamed by Yahoo.

Nonetheless if you didn’t watch, and you weren’t on your twitter feed all day, either, here’s a round up of some of the best tweets that described what happened at the Berkshire Hathaway 2016 shareholder meeting. (Note: The tweets are ordered not when they were tweeted but when the topics discussed came up in the meeting, roughly.)

Click here for all of Fortune‘s coverage of Berkshire’s annual meeting.

This kid beat Buffett in the annual newspaper tossing contest. I think he wins an ice cream bar. Congrats!

Buffett takes questions from journalists, analysts, and shareholders in the crowd.

Buffett took some heat on his investment in Coke. Journalist Andrew Ross Sorkin said sweetened beverages are linked to diseases that kill hundreds of thousands of people a year. Buffett responds that he’s not sure he would be any healthier if he only ate broccoli, but he knows he would be a lot less happy.

Munger responds to why interest rates have remained so low for so long.

For some, Buffett is not just an oracle on the stock market. Life, too.

Buffett and Munger beat up on Valeant a bit.


Buffett has regularly said he supports Hillary Clinton, but he didn’t take the opportunity to call out Donald Trump. Said that he thinks economy, and Berkshire, will be fine no matter who becomes the next president.

Speaks for itself.

Buffett took some time out of the meeting to bash hedge funds.

On the big banks, Buffett said if you asked me about their derivatives portfolio, I couldn’t tell you.

Buffett’s No. 2 Munger had some memorable moments.