Omaha, NE (PRWEB) May 6, 2006
When more than 20,000 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders gather here today for the company’s annual meeting, they will be entertained with a short film featuring Jamie Lee Curtis. What they may not realize is that the actress proved a proved a worthy negotiator with Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, the legendary corporate acquirer, in striking a deal for her performance.
For compensation, Curtis demanded and received a Monopoly™ board autographed by Buffett and Bill Gates, a Berkshire Hathaway director, which she has donated to a Los Angeles school for learning disabilities attended by her son. The school, Park Century, is auctioning the board over eBay to raise funds for a new building that will double its student capacity.
The actress is rightfully proud of her deal-making, having persuaded America’s two richest individuals to comply with her request. She readily admits though that Buffett and Microsoft Chairman Gates, major financial contributors to education, caved in rather easily.
Paul Spindler Company