At its core, the Giving Pledge is about asking wealthy families to have important conversations about their wealth and how it will be usedU.S. billionaires giving back Aug 04, 2010
Our only instruction to James -- just keep doing for us what you have done so successfully for your shareholdersBerkshire Hathaway to buy Ohio's Lubrizol Mar 14, 2011
I would not be who I am today without David DoddTeacher inspired by Buffet gives $128M Sep 19, 2007
I can't think of anything else that more directly aligns director interests with shareholder interestsCoca-Cola has novel way to pay directors Apr 06, 2006
Our country's future prosperity depends on having an efficient and well-maintained rail systemBerkshire Hathaway to buy railroad Nov 03, 2009
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."