Warren Buffett - Michigan Fan?

Submitted by Yo_Blue on February 8th, 2012 at 9:05 PM

Everyone knows that Warren Buffett is a huge fan and supporter of Nebraska football.  During the Person to Person show on CBS, Buffett gave a tour of his Berkshire Hathaway offices.  In a cabinet outside his office he had a large display of memorabilia including a Nebraska football helmet.  But prominently displayed above that was a Michigan helmet (along with a Kansas City Chiefs helmet).

I believe Buffett wrote the forward to Bo's Lasting Lessons book.  Is this related?  Does anyone know why he has a UM helmet?

Before I get too excited, I should point out that he also has a sign above his office door that reads "Invest like a champion today".  Ugh.  The Hell with Notre Dame!

Comments

aaamichfan

February 8th, 2012 at 9:14 PM ^

Buffet's business partner, Charlie Munger, is a Michigan grad and has donated something like $25M to the school. It's possible that may have something to do with it.

Jeff

February 8th, 2012 at 9:20 PM ^

You can read the whole story in "Hail to the Victors 2009".  Unfortunately with Maple Street Press out of business you probably can't get a copy of it but Brian briefly mentions the story in his preview page.;

http://mgoblog.com/content/hail-victors-2009-0

And I swear I'm not making this up but Craig Ross details how he somehow found himself deputized to take Bo's last or second-to-last autograph to Warren Buffett, of all people. Craig isn't making this up, either: there are pictures. It's an incredible, preposterous story.

MGoUberBlue

February 9th, 2012 at 2:33 PM ^

Who I believe graduated from U of M Law School in 1954 or 1952 and formed a law firm (Munger, Tolles & Richardson) in Los Angeles.  He then fortunately met a client, Warren Buffett, and the rest is history.  The practice of law became not as interesting as it once was for Charlie.

Munger has been very very generous regarding U of M Law School, an institution that is constantly and aggressively seeking donations..........every six months.