Schwarzenegger names Buffett as advisor

Aug. 13, 2003 at 10:07 PM

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, seeking the California governor's post, has named Warren Buffett, the world's second richest man, as his senior economic advisor.

Schwarzenegger told the BBC Buffett, a long-time friend, will help him assemble a panel of experts to advise him on the economy.

As chairman of the investment group Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett is one of the financial world's most respected figures. Unlike Schwarzenegger, who is a Republican, Buffet is a Democrat who has spoken in favor of higher taxes.

Buffett has amassed a formidable reputation and a personal fortune by buying into well-known, but underperforming, companies.

The New York Times reported Wednesday that former President Bill Clinton has started advising embattled Gov. Gray Davis.

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