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Warren Buffett: The Card-Playing Ukulele Player



A Surprising Hobby

Americans are stressed, as anyone would be if one of the biggest banks in their country collapsed. Maybe not Warren Buffett. Playing cards and his famous ukulele.

Buffett learned to play ukulele to impress a girl when he was in college. “I play off and on, but I just wanted to impress a girl I was keen on,” Buffett told TODAY in 2013. “It didn’t work.”

Avid Card Player

An avid card player, Buffett is known to play the game at least four times a week.

“It really is a game that you are never going to see the same hand twice,” Buffett tells Washington Post’s, Thomas Heath. “You can play a hand every six or seven minutes every day for the rest of your life, and you will never see the same hand. It’s a game you can enjoy when you are in your 90s, and you are seeing a different intellectual challenge every seven minutes. It’s the best exercise there is for the brain.”

Biden’s Team and Buffett

The proposal for investment follows the collapse of California-based Silicon Valley Bank (SVB). One of the top 20 banks in the U.S., SVB was the go-to financial institution for tech startups and venture capital firms. The bank saw its deposits triple to $173 billion in 2022 from $60 billion in 2019.

“There have been multiple conversations between Biden’s team and Buffett in the past week, according to people familiar with the matter, who asked not to be identified because the information is private,” Bloomberg reported.

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