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Lunch with Warren Buffett: $3,456,789

Lunch with Warren Buffett: $3,456,789

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- An anonymous bidder won lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett for a record $3,456,789, a charity that works to fight poverty said.

BYD investigating electric car fire

SHENZHEN, China, May 29 (UPI) -- Chinese automaker BYD Co. said Tuesday it was investigating why an e6 electric car caught on fire after a fatal collision that killed three people.
Warren Buffett takes a liking to GM

Warren Buffett takes a liking to GM

Don't look for General Motors Co. to shed the nickname "Government Motors" anytime soon even after billionaire Warren Buffett took a serious liking to its stock.
AL SWANSON, United Press International
Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys 63 local newspapers

Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys 63 local newspapers

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- Media General said Thursday it has agreed to sell 63 regional newspapers to U.S. investor group Berkshire Hathaway for $142 million.
Wild and crazy guys

Wild and crazy guys

BRICK, N.J., May 11 (UPI) -- Why do Americans continue to be deluded into believing great wealth makes no difference in how a president is to govern?
MORGAN STRONG, UPI Outside View Commentator

Buffett awakens PSA test controversy

LOS ANGELES, April 26 (UPI) -- Warren Buffett's decision to get two months of radiation for stage 1 prostate cancer highlights questions about prostate screenings, U.S. health officials say.
Going nowhere fast

Going nowhere fast

On Monday and Wednesday, the journalists are cynical. On Tuesday and Thursday, it's the politicians turn.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Warren Buffett says he has prostate cancer

Warren Buffett says he has prostate cancer

NEW YORK, April 17 (UPI) -- U.S. investor Warren Buffett, one of the world's wealthiest people, said Tuesday he has been diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer.
Obamas release tax returns

Obamas release tax returns

WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) -- President Obama will pay more in taxes to the U.S. government if his tax plans take effect, a spokesman said Friday as the Obamas released their returns.
The Jane Doe Rule

The Jane Doe Rule

It turns out, GOP budget architect Rep. Paul Ryan said that billionaire Warren Buffett receives the same government benefits as his secretary does.
ANTHONY HALL, United Press International
Obama touts 'Buffett rule' for the rich

Obama touts 'Buffett rule' for the rich

WASHINGTON, April 11 (UPI) -- U.S. President Obama pushed the "Buffett rule" in Washington Wednesday -- the notion that millionaires should pay at least the same tax rate as workers.
'Buffett Rule' targets loophole-seekers

'Buffett Rule' targets loophole-seekers

BOCA RATON, Fla., April 10 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Tuesday pushed his proposal to bring the tax rate on investments to the level of income to help trim the federal deficit.

Small business groups back Buffett Rule

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- Three alliances representing small U.S. businesses urged passage of tax code that would embrace the "Buffett Rule," the groups said in statement Tuesday.
Obama's schedule for Tuesday, April 10

Obama's schedule for Tuesday, April 10

WASHINGTON, April 10 (UPI) -- President Obama speaks about the Buffett Rule that would impose a minimum tax on the wealthy Tuesday in a speech at Boca Raton, Fla., the White House said.

White House wants Buffett Rule vote

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- A Senate vote next week on the so-called Buffett Rule on taxing the wealthy opens a door to broader tax reform discussions, a White House spokesman said Monday.
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President Barack Obama awards the 2010 Presidential Medal of Freedom to Warren Buffet during a ceremony at the White House in Washington on February 15, 2011. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Warren Edward Buffett (pronounced /ˈbʌfɨt/; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. 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. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and is the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011.

Buffett is called the "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. He also serves as a member of the board of trustees at Grinnell College.

Buffett was born in 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska, the second of three children and only son of U.S. Representative Howard Buffett, a fierce critic of the interventionist New Deal domestic and foreign policy, and his wife Leila (née Stahl). Buffett began his education at Rose Hill Elementary School in Omaha. In 1942, his father was elected to the first of four terms in the United States Congress, and after moving with his family to Washington, D.C., Warren finished elementary school, attended Alice Deal Junior High School, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947, where his senior yearbook picture reads: "likes math; a future stock broker."

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