Billionaire Warren Buffett did some fortune telling at Fortune Magazine’s “Most Powerful Women” summit Tuesday in California, when he predicted that Hillary Clinton would not only run for president, she was sure to win. He’s willing to bet money on it. “And I don’t do that easily,” he added.
Buffett, who has been called the most successful investor of the 20th Century, has been a strong supporter of the Clintons, Barak Obama and their messages. Earlier this year, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) introduced a bill to adopt the “Buffett Rule,” which would implement a tax rate of at least 30 percent to incomes of more than $1 million to help pay down student loan debt.
According to his predictions, Hillary will announce her candidacy as late as possible. Buffett had no revelations about who will take the Republican primary but Mitt Romney’s name was briefly bandied about. He did not say the GOP nomination would go to the most qualified or capable, but the candidate who could raise the most money.
In contrast, he praised Hillary in a recent CNN interview.
“I don’t see how you could have anybody better qualified. I like what she believes in. … I think she’s extraordinarily able and energetic for that matter in pushing those beliefs.”