Posts Tagged ‘Bill Gates’

Warren Buffett, Bill Gates Play an Olympian

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

How many billionaires does it take to beat Olympic Table Tennis player Ariel Hsing?

We know one (Warren Buffett) didn’t beat her last year.

Two at the same time (Warren Buffett and Bill Gates) can’t beat her either!

What if they used a giant paddle?

Ariel Hsing plays Warren Buffett and Bill Gates

Olympian Ariel Hsing plays Warren Buffett and Bill Gates in Table Tennis

I’m pretty sure the Olympian still won. We are confident with this type of training, she’ll come home with the Gold Medal this summer!

WSJ: Warren Buffett Makes an Olympic Discovery

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The Wall Street Journal has a great article today on Ariel Hsing and her special relationships with “Uncle Warren” and “Uncle Bill”.

That would be Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. She has played – and beat – both of them in her Olympic sport, table tennis.

Read the piece for some insight into their relationship and what makes them all so special.

Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway Makes an Olympic Discovery: Ariel Hsing – WSJ.com.

Omaha World Herald: Buffett, Gates play at Borsheims

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

While Warren Buffett sells, Bill Gates plays bridge. Pictures and story from the Omaha World Herald:

Buffett, Gates play at Borsheims – Omaha.com.

Bill Gates LOVES Bridge

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

I’m no bridge expert, but I’m pretty sure that when you sit down for three hours to play bridge, you must love the game. That’s exactly what Bill Gates did this afternoon. Even though Warren Buffett spent his usual bridge playing time selling jewelry at Borsheims instead, Mr. Gates sat right down and played several hands of bridge with Berkshire Hathaway shareholders.

Bill Gates plays bridge at Borsheims

Not a bad afternoon, huh? Warren Buffett selling jewelry. Bill Gates playing bridge. And thousands of Berkshire Hathaway shareholders fed, bejeweled, and now headed home happy with purchases in hand.

See you next year, shareholders! We love hosting you at Borsheims!

How to Play Chess, Bridge for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders

Sunday, May 1st, 2011

Each year, Warren Buffett brings in several professional game players for his shareholders during the Berkshire Hathaway annual shareholders’ weekend. They’re all at Borsheims during the Sunday brunch and shareholders’ only shopping day. Here’s how you can participate in the fun!

Bridge is set up in the center court of the mall, right outside Borsheims mall entrance. Anyone is welcome to play starting at 11am (but a basic knowledge of bridge is helpful). Bridge champions Sharon Osberg and Bob Hamman will arrive at 1pm. Warren Buffett has sat down and played several hands of bridge in past years, but we do not expect him to play this year. Bill Gates has also played in the past, but he doesn’t ever let us know ahead of time if he’ll be here.

Bridge rules: 4 players must be present to start a game (if someone doesn’t have a party of 4, they may wait to join other solo players); tables are filled on a first come first serve basis. There is a waiting list if the tables are full, but the guest must be present at time of opening to play or their name will be removed from the list; there isn’t a time limit; no substitutes are allowed during game play.

Players also will need to sign up if they wish to play two-time U.S. chess champion Patrick Wolff. He plays six people at once, all while blindfolded! Chess is tucked just to the east of Williams Sonoma in the side corner on the way to Paradise Bakery. Sign up will begin at 11am and sign up will occur in the bridge area. The first 6 players to sign up will get the chance to play Patrick. We take additional names in case any of the first 6 are a no-show. Players must be present at 1pm (a few minutes earlier would be best) when Patrick will show up. A television monitor will be set up for spectators to see the plays. It’s really an amazing thing to watch!

The world-class magician, Norman Beck, is also in center court just outside of Williams Sonoma. He does his tricks for whomever is present. There are a handful of chairs available for people to sit down if they choose.

Remember, there will be a game registration table set-up just inside the bridge area. This is where guests can sign-up to play chess and come to play bridge. Hope to see you there, and good luck against the pro’s!

News Release: New Information Available on BRK Shareholders’ Weekend!

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

BorsheimsBRK Provides Sneak Peek of Big Weekend

Omaha, NE – Warren Buffett’s annual letter provided a few details about the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ weekend. Want some more? Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary and world-famous jewelry store Borsheims is ready to help you gear up for the weekend. Follow @borsheimsbrk on Twitter and check out borsheimsbrk.com for complete information and sneak peeks at what the shareholders’ weekend has in store.

From details about the special shareholders-only shopping events to information about the fun, games and food you’ll find that weekend, borsheimsbrk.comhas it all! You can even review last year’s shareholders’ weekend through blog posts and photos of the big event. Want to see Warren Buffett and Bill Gates playing bridge? We’ve got that. Thousands of people dancing, eating and having a few drinks? We’ve got that. Oh – and there are always plenty of details and photos of the amazing pieces of jewelry brought into Borsheims just for Berkshire Hathaway shareholders and a link directly to the official Berkshire Hathaway memorabilia.

If you Tweet, @borsheimsbrk will be the easiest way to get updates on what to expect this year. The new Twitter account is up and running and will provide regular updates on all things BRK weekend! Follow us now so you don’t miss any information.

BorsheimsBRK is operated by Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary Borsheims, one of the nation’s largest independent jewelry stores. Borsheims is known for its extensive selection of jewelry, watches and fine gifts, its exemplary customer service, and its always exceptional Borsheims price. For more information about borsheimsbrk.com, @borsheimsbrk or Borsheims, contact Adrienne Fay at adriennefay@borsheims.com or (402)391-0400.