/Warren Buffett shares most fun investment hes ever made

Warren Buffett shares most fun investment hes ever made

FILE PHOTO: Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc, at the company annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska U.S. May 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rick Wilking/File Photo/File Photo

  • At Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting, a young shareholder asked Warren Buffett about his favorite investment outside of the conglomerate.
  • Buffett said his favorite investment was land owned by a duck-hunting club that later turned into an oil field.
  • Munger added his favorite investment was one that paid out 10o times his original investment each year for a number of years.
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A young shareholder, brought to Berkshire Hathaway’s annual meeting by her father, asked Warren Buffett what his favorite investment was outside of the conglomerate. 

Buffett named his investment in Atled Corp., a duck-hunting club of 100 members that agreed to purchase land in Louisiana, as his most “fun” investment.

“Atled had 98 shares and I bought one,” said Buffet who noted that the company’s name was Delta spelled backwards.

Buffett said that some while some members were out hunting, one of them fired a few shots into the ground and oil sprouted out. The newly found black gold sent shares up from $100 to $29,200 apiece. Atled ultimately sold out to an oil company. 

“If they kept it that stock might’ve been worth $2 or $3 million a share,” Buffett said. 

Munger added that his favorite investment was an oil royalty purchased for $1,000 a year that later paid out $100,000 a year for a number of years.


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