According to the Omaha World-Herald, shareholders of Berkshire Hathaway, the third largest public company in the world with $702 billion in assets, were out for a celebratory lunch during the company’s annual meeting and they stiffed a waitress at an Omaha Mexican restaurant who was overwhelmed with the large crowd. Not cool at all! Anyway, word got back to Warren Buffet and the notoriously humble billionaire was not happy and made good on the stiffed tip.
Word reached Berkshire headquarters and the company’s chairman, who asked his staff to reach out to the restaurant and then sent the waitress a check to make up for the missing tip, along with a note of apology.
We can’t tell the source of the tale, but we’re assured that it’s true. It’s part of Warren Buffett’s effort to make sure everyone — including Omahans who serve — has a good time during Berkshire’s special week.