Quartz: Can the cult of Berkshire Hathaway outlive Warren Buffett? “Twenty-odd people attended the first Omaha confab, which was held in an insurance company’s cafeteria. By 1998, there were 10,000 attendees. This year, more than 40,000 people have come to Omaha for the meeting weekend, as they have every year since 2015.” (Oddly, he’s never bragged about his crowd size…)