Wedding bells for Warren Buffett
World's second-richest man ties the knot with longtime companion Astrid Menks on his 76th birthday.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Warren Buffett tied the knot with longtime companion Astrid Menks in a private ceremony on his 76th birthday Wednesday, CNN has learned.
His daughter Susan A. Buffett hosted the brief 15-minute ceremony at her Omaha home, said the Omaha World-Herald.
The two were married by Douglas County District Judge Patricia Lamberty, the paper said.
It is Buffett's second marriage. His previous wife, Susan Thompson Buffett, passed away in 2004 from a stroke.
She and Buffett separated in 1977, when she moved out of his home in Omaha and relocated to San Francisco, according to the report.
Latvia-born Menks moved in with Buffett shortly afterwards, and they've lived as a couple in his home since then, according to Roger Lowenstein's 1995 biography of Buffett, the paper said.
Class A shares of Berkshire Hathaway (up $296.00 to $96,097.00, Charts) fell 0.1 percent on the New York Stock Exchange Thursday. At over $95,000, the stock is the most expensive on the NYSE because the company has not undergone a stock split. The company offers Class B shares (Charts) as well, which trade for around $3,000 each.
Berkshire, which was originally a textile milling company, now acts as a holding company for all of Buffett's investments.