OMAHA, Neb. (May 4, 2013)--Before facing questions from a crowd of more than 30,000 Saturday, billionaire Warren Buffett started the day mobbed by fans.
Berkshire Hathaway shareholders were treating the 82-year-old investor like a rock star at Saturday's annual meeting, holding their cell phones and iPads in the air as they surrounded Buffett in an exhibit hall.
A pack of security guards created a buffer around Buffett as he viewed displays selling Berkshire's See's Candy and explaining the BNSF railroad's virtues.
At the See's booth, Buffett got a lesson in making hand-dipped bonbons and See's manufacturing manager Steve Powell got Buffett to autograph his white uniform coat.
Later, Buffett took the stage alongside Berkshire's Vice Chairman Charlie Munger to answer questions from shareholders, journalists and financial analysts for six hours.