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Buffett Seen Liberating His Successor With Not-So-Buffett Moves

  • Billionaire pushes Berkshire’s horizons in gift to next CEO
  • Company has bought back shares, piled into Japanese stocks
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg

Warren Buffett’s eventual successor will often face the question, WWBD?

What Would Buffett Do? Apparently he would keep expanding Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s horizons any way he saw fit. That’s the freedom the chief executive officer, who just turned 90, is giving the next CEO with this week’s announcement of a $6 billion investment in Japan and other recent breaks with tradition.