'Boyish' Billionaire Puts Stock in Household Names
Tomoeh Murakami Tse; Frank Ahrens, Tribune-Review/Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
WASHINGTON -- From his growing list of acquisitions, Warren Buffett seems to be investing like the world's richest 10-year-old boy, if that boy lived in 1955 America.
He is Coca-Cola's largest shareholder. He owns Dairy Queen. Last year, Buffett got a train set, buying into Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway. And in late April, he bought a piece of the world's largest candy store, sinking $6.5 billion into the Mars-Wrigley chocolate-and-bubble gum merger.
What's next for the Nebraska billionaire investor? DC Comics? Daisy BB guns?
It is true that the 77-year-old Buffett frequently touts his childlike-love of cheeseburgers and Cokes. But his …
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