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The Billionaire Wallet Shot: People Love Posing For Photos With Warren Buffett And His Wallet

Yes, Warren, you're one of the richest men in the world. But why's your wallet in all of these photo ops?

Posted on May 2, 2013, at 10:10 p.m. ET

This is Warren Buffett. He's worth $53.5 billion, according to Forbes.

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And here's something unusual about this billionaire: He's got a knack for taking goofy photos.

Really goofy photos.

This is his favorite goofy photo: The pose with his wallet.

Here, Ed Asner's got his wallet!

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Here's Buffett and LeBron James' agent, Maverick Carter, posing with the wallet.

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Here's the wallet with a Saudi prince!

Here's a guy* who cannot contain his excitement at the sight of the wallet! / Via

*The guy happens to be Lloyd Blankfein, CEO and Chairman at Goldman Sachs, who can probably afford a nice wallet himself.

College students get to touch the wallet!

Journalists get to touch the wallet!

Some people want to be seen with the wallet, but they'd rather keep their identities hidden.

No idea why.

And some people are happy to just to smile with the wallet.

But here's the thing that doesn't make sense. Warren Buffett is worth $53.5 billion. So if you get your hands on his wallet, why would you ever let go?


Dan Oshinsky