Greg Abel: The Next Oracle of Omaha?

Trying to fill Warren Buffett’s shoes raises big questions—like whether Berkshire Hathaway makes any sense at all without him
Gregory Abel: The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Energy is a candidate to replace Warren Buffett Photograph by Des Moines Register; Illustration by Dorothy Gambrell

Two years ago, Warren Buffett, then 81, announced that the Berkshire Hathaway board had chosen his successor as chief executive officer. The board, he said, also had two backups, but all three names were to remain a secret. This naturally led to a frenzy of tea leaf reading.

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