We are not out of problems yet. We have got to get the sputtering economy back so it is functioning as it should beBuffett, in crisis, still the Oracle Sep 08, 2009
Most important of all, however, it's an all-in wager on the economic future of the United States. I love these betsBerkshire Hathaway to buy railroad Nov 03, 2009
Our country's future prosperity depends on its having an efficient and well-maintained rail system. Conversely, America must grow and prosper for railroads to do wellEconomic Outlook: Placing big bets Nov 04, 2009
No one was asked in any way, either indirectly or directly, to sign up to anything last nightBillionaires talk charity with Chinese Oct 01, 2010
Lubrizol is exactly the sort of company with which we love to partner -- the global leader in several market applications run by a talented CEO, James HambrickBerkshire Hathaway to buy Ohio's Lubrizol Mar 14, 2011
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."