Omaha Premiere of “Becoming Warren Buffett” a Red Carpet Affair
The Omaha premiere of the HBO documentary film Becoming Warren Buffett took place on January 23rd at the Holland Performing Arts Center. Special guests Warren Buffett and producers George and Teddy Kunhardt were in attendance. Strictly Business Magazine’s news correspondents were invited to cover the distinguished red carpet event, and also had the opportunity to conduct a brief interview with Warren Buffett.
With unprecedented access to his day-to-day personal life, Becoming Warren Buffett tells the improbable story of how an ambitious, numbers-obsessed Nebraska boy became one of the richest, most-respected men in the world. The definitive documentary sheds new light on a man who has helped shape how the world views capitalism and, more recently, philanthropy. Told primarily in Buffett’s own words, the film features never-before-released home videos, family photographs, archival footage and interviews with family and friends.
As a prominent businessperson and philanthropist who was born, raised, and built his hugely-successful career in Omaha, NE, Buffett has been largely responsible for keeping Nebraska’s biggest city, and the state in general, in the public eye nationwide over the years. When asked, “What do you enjoy most about living in Omaha?” his response was, “I am the happiest when I am in Omaha. I like living here, I like working here, I like the people I know here. I like the whole background. It’s the perfect city to live in.”
Becoming Warren Buffett made its televised debut on Monday, Jan. 30th exclusively on HBO.