Behind the scenes at Berkshire Hathaway’s 2014 annual meeting

Tens of thousands are here in Omaha, Nebraska for one of the biggest events in the investment world each year: the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. It’s not about power points and speeches… it’s more like a spring carnival and a chance to spend time with Warren Buffett. His wit and wisdom, about Berkshire, the stock market and pretty much anything else are the main attractions.

Only shareholders can attend. A single share of Berkshire’s class “A” (BRK.A) is a now worth more than $190,000, the “Baby B’s” or the class “B” shares (BRK.B) go for about $128 a piece.

Susie caught up with Mario Gabelli, chairman and chief executive officer of Gamco Investors Inc, Jeff Bates, Karen Bricklemyer and Claude Epperson. Here’s a taste of what those shareholders are saying.

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