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Warren Buffet & Bill Gates Play Doubles In Omaha (Photos)

Warren Buffet & Bill Gates Play Doubles In Omaha (Photos)
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The Chinese pairs are the strongest in the world of table tennis however, when Forbes' world's richest personalities, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates pair up for the sport, such tandem would be the most expensive. Just recently, in an annual meeting of Buffet's company, the 82-year old CEO played table tennis with Microsoft's Bill Gates. These two personalities are known to be avid fans of table tennis and have even supported the American player Ariel Hsing. 

 

Wall Street Journal. Last May 5, Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway held its annual meeting in Omaha where the CEO discussed his most extensive comments on the future of his company without him. Aside from the business matter, Buffet did not forget to find time to play his favourite sport. 

Listed as the fourth richest person in the world for 2013 by Forbes, the 82-year old Warren Buffet is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated, an American conglomerate which manages a number of subsidiaries in the field of jewellery, insurance, and others. 

Also in this year's list of world's richest personalities of Forbes, Bill Gates is the genius behind the global brand Microsoft. Aside from being a businessman, he is also an investor, programmer, inventor and philanthropist (from wikipedia). 

These two big personalities in the world of business and commerce are at the same time, avid fans of our sport, table tennis. 

Just recently, in the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Warren Buffet discussed the future of his company without him. He revealed in the meeting that there are already candidates for his successor but such names remain to be confidential. 

Aside from the business end of the meeting, Warren Buffet did not forget to spend time playing his favourite sport. Together with Bill Gates, they partnered for a Doubles match. If the Chinese pairs are the strongest players in the field, then the partnership of Buffet and Gates could be the most expensive. 

Both personalities have also declared their support for the American table tennis through their national player, Ariel Hsing, who will be on duty in the upcoming 2013 World Championships in Paris. Would these two find time to visit Hsing during the competition? 


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Warren Buffet & Bill Gates play table tennis

Photo source: Reuters

 

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