The net worth of Bill Gates: $101.3 billion.
The net worth of Warren Buffett: $83.5 billion.
The price of a medium Dairy Queen Blizzard Treat: $4.09.
The price of a large Dairy Queen Blizzard Treat: $4.69.
With a price like that — the Blizzard, not the net worth — how could you not go for the large at Dairy Queen? Another thing that makes sense is that when you love what you do (or what you invest in, according to Mr. Buffett), good things will happen.
And how can you not love watching two titans of industry working at Dairy Queen for the day?
Well, that was a strange time for a couple of admired American billionaires. At least now Mr. Buffett knows what the upside down is…
Have a Better Week Than Last Week.
P.S. There’s also this moment of pure gold.
Well played, Bill Gates.
Bracket filled-out? Check. Doing well so far on Day 1? Check. Currently working for Warren Buffet? No…
“In an interview with CNBC last month, Buffett said any employee who accurately predicts all Sweet 16 teams will receive $1 million per year for the rest of his or her life.”
–“Warren Buffett’s NCAA tournament bracket challenge: Perfection earns $1 million a year for life” by Tom Schad, USA Today
“The Oracle of Omaha” is clearly in the spirit of the “one shining moment” in March Madness. This isn’t the first time the 87-year-old has made a similar wager for his employees. And not only is it amazingly generous to award $1 million/year for the rest of your life (damn!), but to award a perfect Sweet 16 is the stunning part of this spectacular monetary equation. Not a perfect bracket or a perfect Final Four, but a perfect Sweet 16. That’s not a slam dunk by any means, yet it is possible with a little bit of luck.
It’s not a chocolate factory, but it’s still pretty good.