Bill Gates and Warren Buffett are admittedly close friends, but have we ever seen them lie side by side on a bed before? We have now.
The Microsoft co-founder made his annual visit to Omaha, Neb., this spring for the shareholders weekend at Berkshire Hathaway, where Buffett is the CEO and chairman. Tuesday morning Gates shared a new blog post and video about his trip to Nebraska Furniture Mart, a megastore owned by Buffett’s company.
As if it was cut from Hollywood’s latest buddy comedy, the video showcases why Gates and Buffett have remained close for more than 25 years. They’re quick to laugh and quick to express what it takes to be good at business and philanthropy.
“I think this is better than the mattress I sleep on,” Gates, the world’s richest person, says as he lies beside Buffett on a sample from the Berkshire Collection.
“This is the way to spend your time,” Buffett says. “I wouldn’t fool around with computers while I could be in this position.”
Watch the video as the two pull up in a vintage car, discuss the history of the store, test mattresses and recliners, play bridge and get lost looking for a way out: