OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Meeting Warren Buffett is exciting, but 10-year-old Matthew Meyer says winning $5,000 and 10 shares of stock in Buffett's company made Monday the best day of his life.
Matthew says winning the grand prize in a contest tied to "The Secret Millionaire's Club" cartoon makes him "rich-ish." The Cincinnati boy won the individual competition with a writing aid he designed.
The cartoon, featuring an animated Buffett teaching financial lessons, airs on the Hub cable network and online at www.smckids.com.
Buffett says he's impressed with the thought the kids all put into their products. He gave all the finalists and their teachers 10 Class B Berkshire (NYSE:BRK-B) shares. B shares closed today at $113.02.
Five individuals and three teams of kids between the ages of 7 and 16 from Maryland, Maine, Texas, New Jersey, Ohio, Kentucky and Washington competed.