Bill Gates made a little treat for Warren Buffett’s 90th birthday.
Business mogul and billionaire Warren Buffett turned 90 years old on Sunday. His friend and co-billionaire, philanthropist Bill Gates, had a little surprise for the birthday celebrant.
Making the Birthday Cake
Gates greeted his friend over Twitter with a little video tribute. In his minute-long clip, Gates created a creatively executed cake-making vlog while a “You Got a Friend in Me” plays in the background. He was also sporting an apron throughout.
Happy 90th birthday, Warren! pic.twitter.com/8nH2EulTR4
— Bill Gates (@BillGates) August 30, 2020
The cake was surrounded by tons of Oreo cookies on the side. On top of the pastry is a drawing of Buffett’s face. Gates showed the cake to the camera as he smiled. Seconds later, he cut a slice from the scrumptious delicacy.
At the end portion of the clip, he wrote over a sprinkle of Oreo crumbs his message: “Happy 90th Birthday, Warren.”
The concept of the video greeting is what Gates has termed Buffett’s “diet of a 6-year old.” It was a nod to Buffett’s love for sweets, as revealed by Gates on a blog in 2016. The billionaire philanthropist noted that Buffett “mostly eats hamburgers, ice cream, and Coke.” Gates also said Buffett even ate Oreos for breakfast.
In his blog post on Gatesnotes.com, the Microsoft founder said he could not believe that Buffett is entering a decade. The two billionaires have been actual friends for about three decades already. Gates recounted that he met Buffett for the first time They met was on July 5, 1991.
He wrote: “Warren is still so youthful that it’s easy to forget he was once an actual young man, just starting out in his career.” Gates then showed a photo of the Berkshire Hathaway chief exec during his younger years, together with Buffett’s first wife and first two children. He said the shot was snapped in 1956 when Buffett’s company was just starting.
“Of all the things I’ve learned from Warren, the most important thing might be what friendship is all about,” Gates remarked.
He even quoted Buffett saying: “You will move in the direction of the people you associate with. So it’s important to associate with people that are better than yourself… Make some good friends, keep them for the rest of your life, but have them be people that you admire as well as like.”