Thursday, August 31, 2006

Billionaire Network-Marketer says "I Do"

Warren Buffett tied the knot with longtime companion Astrid Menks in a private ceremony on his 76th birthday Wednesday.

His daughter Susan A. Buffett hosted the brief 15-minute ceremony at her Omaha home, said the Omaha World-Herald.

Wedding bells for Warren Buffett - Aug. 31, 2006

Warren Buffett's investment in Direct Sales giant Pampered Chef took place in 2002. There is a rumor that Buffett said of his investment in Pampered Chef: "The best investment I ever made."

Here is Part of a 2003 article that says it all:

FORTUNE Small Business) – It may be hard to comprehend how a company that sells $3.50 vegetable peelers grew to $740 million in sales (or for that matter, why anyone would care). But give it a try, because the Pampered Chef has garnered one of the most coveted prizes in the business world: a stamp of approval from billionaire investor Warren Buffett. His company, Berkshire Hathaway, which owns stakes in big outfits like American Express and Coca-Cola, announced it would buy the kitchen-gear retailer last September, just days after Buffett reviewed its financials. "We are extremely excited by the Pampered Chef. Doris Christopher has created from scratch an absolutely wonderful business," said Buffett at the time, referring to the company's gracious 57-year-old founder.

Building A Company Warren Buffett Would Buy the pampered chef has great numbers, strong management, and a secret recipe. why wouldn't buffett love it? - February 1, 2003

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