Football clubs pay fortunes for star names, motor racing drivers earn millions and those involved in such sports as basketball, tennis, cricket, golf and other such sports are not on the breadline; they are keeping their head above water.
However, the richest of all play none of those sports. They play table tennis!
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates; the most expensive partnership in the world!
On Sunday 5th May 2013, they helped Killerspin’s Ariel Hsing prepare for the forthcoming World Championships to be staged in the French capital city of Paris from Monday 13th to Monday 20th May.
Helped, more moral support than technical wizardry but not bad people to have on your side!
Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Company held its Annual Meeting in Omaha, where he discussed the future of the company but did not forget to play their favourite sport.
He played doubles with Bill Gates, both pairs declaring their support for Ariel Hsing.
Warren Buffett, now 82 years old is widely considered to be the most successful investor of the 20th century. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008
He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and was the wealthiest overall from 1995 to 2009, excluding 2008, when he was ranked third. In 2011 he was the wealthiest American and the second wealthiest person globally.
Now, Men’s Doubles pairings for the World Championships: Killerpin's Mark Hazinski and Khoa Nhuyen, Timothy Wang and Zhang Yahao.
They are allowed three pairs in the event; any room for one more, a late entry?
Just one problem, the Mixed Doubles; Khoa Nguyen is scheduled to partner Ariel Hsing in the Mixed Doubles event.
He might just have to step aside.