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Nebraska teen shares selfie with Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett

Nebraska teen shares selfie with Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett

OMAHA, July 14 (UPI) --Omaha resident Tom White enjoyed 15-minutes of fame Monday after posting an unlikely selfie next to Paul McCartney and Warren Buffett on Instagram.
Veronica Linares
eBay bid for lunch with Warren Buffett passes $350,000

eBay bid for lunch with Warren Buffett passes $350,000

OMAHA, June 2 (UPI) --Bids for lunch with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffet on eBay crossed $350,000 Monday as part of a charity initiative organized by Buffett every year.
Ananth Baliga
Sheryl Sandberg and her husband pledge half of their fortune to charity

Sheryl Sandberg and her husband pledge half of their fortune to charity

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 13 (UPI) --Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg is the latest to join The Giving Pledge, promising that she will give half of her $1 billion fortune to charity.
Aileen Graef
UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014

UPI Almanac for Thursday, April 17, 2014
By United Press International
Warren Buffett rumored to be considering buying stake in Chicago Cubs

Warren Buffett rumored to be considering buying stake in Chicago Cubs

CHICAGO, April 4 (UPI) -- Billionaire Warren Buffett is rumored to be considering buying a small stake in the Chicago Cubs.
Aileen Graef
Warren Buffett: bracket challenge will be easier next year

Warren Buffett: bracket challenge will be easier next year

March 26 (UPI) -- Warren Buffett tells busted bracket basketball buffs to cheer up because they will get a second chance at the billion-dollar bracket challenge next year.
Aileen Graef
Warren Buffet would be surprised if stock prices fell 50%

Warren Buffet would be surprised if stock prices fell 50%

NEW YORK, March 14 (UPI) -- Warren Buffet said Friday that he would be "surprised a lot" if stock prices globally fell by 50 percent, but said another financial crisis was possible.
Ananth Baliga
Buffett swaps Washington Post stock, gains Miami television station

Buffett swaps Washington Post stock, gains Miami television station

WASHINGTON, March 13 (UPI) -- A $1.1 billion deal will reduce investor Warren Buffett's stake in the Washington Post Co. but will gain him a Miami television station, his company announced.
Registration opens in Buffett's $1 billion NCAA bracket contest

Registration opens in Buffett's $1 billion NCAA bracket contest

ARLINGTON, Texas, March 4 (UPI) -- Registration has opened in U.S. mogul Warren Buffett's contest to award $1 billion to anyone picks a perfect bracket in the NCAA men's basketball tournament.
Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

Bill Gates tops Forbes' list of billionaires

NEW YORK, March 3 (UPI) -- Microsoft founder Bill Gates has regained the top spot on Forbes magazine's annual list of global billionaires for the 15th time in the last 20 years.
Ananth Baliga

The big givers increased giving in 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Heavyweight U.S. philanthropists, especially those who are living, beefed up their charitable giving in 2013, the Chronicle of Philanthropy said Monday.
Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan named top U.S. philanthropists of 2013

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan named top U.S. philanthropists of 2013

WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Mark Zuckerberg and his wife's $1 billion gift to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2013 made them the top philanthropists of 2013.
Ananth Baliga
Insurer claims Yahoo owes owes $4.4M after cancelling $1B 'perfect bracket' deal

Insurer claims Yahoo owes owes $4.4M after cancelling $1B 'perfect bracket' deal

DALLAS, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Dallas-based SCA Promotions filed a $4.4 million lawsuit claiming Yahoo canceled a deal that would have awarded $1 billion for a perfect NCAA bracket.
Evan Bleier
Bracketology: Buffett bets $1 billion against perfect NCAA picks

Bracketology: Buffett bets $1 billion against perfect NCAA picks

DETROIT, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Billioniare Warren Buffett has weighed the odds and is insuring Quicken Loans' promotion offering $1 billion for a perfect NCAA basketball bracket entry.
Warren Buffet offering $1B for a perfect NCAA bracket

Warren Buffet offering $1B for a perfect NCAA bracket

Jan. 21 (UPI) -- Warren Buffet, popularly known as the "Oracle of Omaha," is insuring a Quickens Loan promotion that will award $1 billion to anyone who can predict a perfect bracket for the NCAA men's basketball championship.
Ananth Baliga
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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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