Warren Buffett, Paul Anka sing to Carol Loomis
Billionaire Warren Buffet and singer/songwriter Paul Anka sang their version of “My Girl” to recently retired Fortune writer Carol Loomis at the Most Powerful Women summit on Monday.
Caroline Fairchild of Fortune writes, “At Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Summit in Laguna Niguel, CA, Buffett and singer-songwriter Paul Anka paid tribute to longtime Fortune writer Carol Loomis. Loomis, 85, recently retired from her post as senior editor at large at Fortune after spending 60 years at the magazine. Loomis, who’s something of a business journalism legend, is also close with Warren Buffett; She speaks with him nearly every day and edits Buffett’s yearly letter to Berkshire shareholders.
“Set to the tune of My Way, a song made famous by Frank Sinatra and written by Paul Anka, Buffett and Anka serenaded the attendees of Fortune’s annual summit about Loomis’ famed career with Fortune.
“‘Some months ago, I gave Paul a few facts about Carol, but he wrote it,’ said Buffett, 84. ‘We didn’t really practice. We know the song so well, we did nothing to practice.’
“Loomis, who is not a fan of a public show, told Fortune that the performance was ‘glorious.’
“‘I think if you are going to be brought to prominence in one way, this is the best you can possibly have,’ she said with a smile.”
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