Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor, industrialist and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in the world. Often called the "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 second wealthiest person in 2009 and is currently the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2010. 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. In addition to further political contributions over the years, Buffett has formally endorsed and made campaign contributions to Barack Obama's presidential campaign. He is the third and final presidential debate, Obama mentioned Buffett as a potential economic advisor. Buffett was also finance advisor to California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during his 2003 election campaign.
Birth Date
August 30, 1930
Birth Place
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Birth Name
Warren Edward Buffett
Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Investor
Net worth
US$47 billion
Susan Thompson Buffett,
Astrid Menks

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