Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates wished his close friend Warren Buffett on his 90th birthday with a special gift - a video that shows Gates baking a special Oreo cake bearing Buffett’s face. The business magnate turned 90 on August 30. Gates not only posted the special video on his social media platforms, he also shared a tribute to Buffett on his blog Gates Notes.
“Warren has the mental sharpness of a 30-year-old, the mischievous laugh of a 10-year-old, and the diet of a 6-year-old,” Gates wrote in his blog. “Here’s a short birthday video in honor of his dietary preferences,” he added, sharing the video.The clip shows Gates entering a kitchen ready to bake a cake. The remaining video shows a close-up of the entire baking process followed by the big reveal - the finished cake with Buffett’s face on it. At the end of the video, Gates cuts a piece of the cake and puts it on a plate. The message “Happy 90th Birthday Warren” can be seen written next to it.
In the blog, Gates mentioned his and Buffett’s love for math and numbers and shared some numbers about turning 90 and their friendship. “10,649: Days since we met for the first time, on July 5, 1991,” he wrote. “2: Phone numbers I have on speed dial at my office—Melinda’s and Warren’s,” he wrote further among other points.
Gates also shared that the most important thing he has learnt from Buffett is “what friendship is all about”.