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Dear Warren Buffett

Christopher L. Jorgensen
P.O. Box 93042
Des Moines, IA 50393

April 14, 2008

Warren Buffett
1440 Kiewit Plaza
Omaha, NE 68131
Official Home Page

Dear Mr. Buffett,

I heard someone say on the radio that you have more money than God. Do you think this is true? Do you get a lot of letters asking you for money? I bet God doesn’t get any. What do you say to these people? Just in case you were thinking this is one of those money asking letters, I want to let you know I don’t want any of your money. To prove it I am sending you some of mine. You can do whatever you like with it. I’d make a joke about not spending it all in one place, but it’s only a dollar. Four quarters actually, since I don’t have any dollars. If these don’t make it to you, someone in your company is dishonest!

Well, that’s all I wanted to write.


Christopher L. Jorgensen

p.s. I heard you like to play bridge. Is there good money in that?

enc: 4 US quarters.

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I like to think this letter landed on Warren’s desk, he pocketed the coins, took a stroll down the halls of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and bought himself a Pepsi. I sent cash to the Pope, Warren, Obama, Clinton, and McCain before I realized this hobby was going to be expensive enough. I would be sad if my buck didn’t make someone’s day a bit brighter, and if Warren got a cold beverage out of the deal then I’m happy!

It would also be funny if indeed there’s someone dishonest at Berkshire Hathaway Inc., and this mail clerk said, “Screw Warren, he’s got enough money. I’m taking these quarters. He won’t miss them!” and then proceeded to steal the buck. Somehow I doubt this is what happened though. I probably triggered a metal detector and my letter was detonated in an anonymous field with all the other crap sent to Berkshire Hathaway.

Somehow neither of these scenarios seem probable. I have no idea the true fate of this letter. I think it was one of the funnier ones I sent out. I wish Warren Buffett had a sense of humor and replied (or one of his people if he outsources his humor), but this wasn’t to happen. Oh well, I also wish he’d have sent me back a check for a million bucks to prove he does have more money than god. See where wishing gets you?

I missed the obvious joke about asking him to invest it for me (after deducting a reasonable commission of course). Also, I got the address off their Official Home Page. It was a total cut & paste job. I didn’t mean to include it, but didn’t notice until I had the quarters taped to the letter. It went out exactly like you see, but I didn’t include this on the envelope!

By Christopher L. Jorgensen


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