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Warren Edward Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Often introduced as "legendary investor, Warren Buffett", he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people.

Background

  • On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

  • Major achievements

    • He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and is the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011. In 2012, American magazine Time named Buffett one of the most influential people in the world.

      Buffett is called the "Wizard of Omaha", "Oracle of Omaha", or the "Sage of Omaha" and is noted for his adherence to the value investing philosophy and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation.

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    • Am Acad Arts & Scis

    Connections

    • father: Howard
    • mother: Leila
    Warren Buffett
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    Born August 30, 1930
    Nationality
    • 1950 - 2000
      University Nebraska
    • 1951 - 2000
      Columbia University
    • 1951 - 1954
      Investment salesman Buffett-Falk & Company
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    • 1954 - 1956
      security analyst, Graham-Newman Corporation
    • 1956 - 1969
      general partner, Buffett Partnership
      Omaha, Nebraska, United States
    • 1970 - 2000
      chairman, Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
    • 1970 - 2000
      Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated

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    Diana Sarkar last changed 28/06/2012 view changes
    • Awards
      • Named one of The World's Richest People
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