Bill Gates and Warren Buffett go way back — 25 years in fact — but only recently did the two billionaires discover their shared joy of trying out furniture.
In his latest Gates Notes blog post, the Microsoft cofounder reiterated how much his friendship with Buffett, the legendary Berkshire Hathaway President and CEO, truly means to him. (He’s also made the point every year since 2012.)
In early May, Gates was in Omaha, Nebraska for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting, dubbed “Woodstock for Capitalists.”
“Although the Berkshire weekend is always busy,” he wrote, “Warren and I usually find time to goof off with a few games of bridge or a golf-cart ride around the showroom.”
This year, the two men took a trip to Nebraska Furniture Mart, which Berkshire owns, to roam the aisles and test out some fancy-schmancy bedroom furniture.
“I think this is better than the mattress I sleep on,” Gates said of one bed they tried.
Buffett, even more horizontal, agreed.
“I wouldn’t fool around with computers if I could be in this position,” he said.
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