Warren Buffett: Munger and I Are Like an Old Married Couple
By Matthew J. Belvedere
Warren Buffett and his right-hand man Charlie Munger brought their brand of slap-stick comedy to CNBC Monday, with each finishing the other's sentences and laughing at their own jokes.
Asked about what drew them together, Munger said that they are both "natural wiseasses." Buffett will be probably be remembered as a teacher, Munger predicted, saying he'd like to remembered that way too, but more likely he's be remembered as a "wiseass."
%VIRTUAL-article-sponsoredlinks%Buffett said of their decades-long partnership: "We're like an old married couple." They talk only once "every two weeks," Buffett said, adding that he usually calls Munger when he "deep down" knows he's wrong.
But on a more serious note, Munger offered that they both like ideas. He joined Buffett in a "Squawk Box" interview from Omaha, Nebraska, where their Berkshire Hathaway (BRK-A) held its annual meeting over the weekend. Along with Buffett, vice chairman Munger spent more than five hours Saturday answering questions from shareholders, reporters, and stock analysts.