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‘Celebrity Apprentice’ to Warren Buffett: ‘You’re hired’


marketwatch articleThe following is an excerpt from Barbara Kollmeyer | January 29, 2016 | marketwatch.com |

What could be better than watching Warren Buffett in your living room on Sunday nights, doling out advice to “Snooki” and Boy George?

The Berkshire Hathaway BRK.A, +1.85% BRK.B, +1.11% boss will work with former Microsoft MSFT, +4.58% honcho Steve Ballmer and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the former California governor and actor.

While Schwarznegger gets top billing in the eighth season of “The Celebrity Apprentice,” where he takes the role of chairman of the board from Donald Trump, the financial world and investors will be hanging on every word from the Sage of Omaha, who will be one of five advisors to the 16 celebrities competing to win money for their favorite charity.

That’s because he says relatively little. Buffett who has 1.13 million followers on his Twitter account, has tweeted exactly six times since opening the account in 2013. He does few interviews, and his annual letter to Berkshire shareholders is must-reading for fans. To some, he wraps a lot of wisdom into few words.

The other advisors are Tyra Banks, a supermodel who hosted her own reality show, “America’s Next Top Model,” actress Jessica Alba, who has launched a company that makes environmentally friendly baby products, and Patrick Knapp Schwarzenegger, described as Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “trusted confidante.” The entertainment attorney’s father is Arnold’s brother.

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