Warren Buffett sang a couple of Texas songs, bid thousands of dollars on a ukulele he autographed and endorsed Hillary Clinton for president in 2016.
And that was all before 8 p.m. on a Wednesday night.
Buffett, who was in The Colony at the Live Big Benefit for Cancer Support Community North Texas, took questions from the audience for about 30 minutes, discussing the housing market and his personal investing philosophy.
“Stocks held over a long period of time are almost certain to do well,” Buffett told the hundreds of people who came to the new Nebraska Furniture Mart for the event. “Many investors don’t do well because they try to pick out times to buy and times to sell.”
When asked if he would ever run for president, Buffett responded, “I am for Hillary Clinton,” and then joked “You have to be 35 to run for president and I’m not old enough.” The billionaire and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway is 84.
The highlight of the evening happened when Buffett serenaded the audience with his renditions of Eyes of Texas and Deep in the Heart of Texas and then auctioned off the ukulele he played on stage. The autographed ukulele sold for $19,000 and Buffett matched the winning bid with a donation to Cancer Support Community North Texas.
Andrea Ahles, 817-390-7631