Forbes is the second richest person in the world with a fortune of approximately $ 37.0 billion.

Buffett is often referred to as the "Oracle of Omaha" or "Sage of Omaha" and is known for his commitment to investment philosophy and personal austerity values ​​despite his vast wealth.

Buffett is a prominent philanthropist who donates 85% of his wealth to the Gates Foundation. He also serves on the board of trustees of Grinnell College.

In 1999, Buffett was named Twentieth Century Top Money Manager in a poll ahead of Carson Group's Peter Lynch and John Templeton, and in 2007 he was named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World.


Buffett first attended The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, (1947-1949), where he joined the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. His father and uncle were Alpha Sigma Phi brothers from the chapter in Nebraska. In 1950 he transferred to the University of Nebraska, where he earned a B.S. In economics.

Buffett enrolled at Columbia Business School after learning of Benjamin Graham (author of The Intelligent Investor) and David Dodd, two well-known securities analysts. Then he h. S. in Economics, Columbia University, 1951.

Buffett said: I'm 15 percent Fisher and 85 percent Benjamin Graham.


Buffett-Falk & Co. from 1951–1954. He served in the "Investment Principles" night class at the University of Nebraska Omaha, and as an investment salesman for Graham-Newman Corporation from 1954-1956 and was a security analyst at New Buffalo Partnership Limited, Inc. CEO.

Personal life

Buffett married Susan Thompson in 1952 and by their marriage had three children. The two began living separately in July 2004, though they were married until her death in July 2004.

In 2006, on his seventy-third birthday, he married his long-time partner, Astrid Nuns, who was then sixty years old. He lived with his wife in 1977 after moving to San Francisco.


In 1962, Buffett became a millionaire because of the Buffett Partnership, which in January 1962 totaled more than $ 7,178,500 and Buffett was over $ 1,025,000. Buffett merged all of his partnerships into one partnership.

Buffett Textile Manufacturer Berkshire Hathaway was invented and Buffett Partners started buying shares at 60 7.60 per share. In 1965, when the Buffett Partnership paid 86 14.86 per share, the company had a working capital of 19 per share (current assets minus current liabilities).

This does not include the value of fixed assets (factory and equipment). At the board meeting, Buffett appointed new chairman Ken Chase to take control of Berkshire Hathaway and lead the company. In 1966, Buffett closed the partnership for new money.

In the second letter, Buffett announced his first investment in a private business - Hochschild, Cohen & Co., a privately owned Baltimore department store. In 1967, Berkshire paid its first and only dividend of 10 cents.

In 1969, after his most successful year, Buffett ended the partnership and transferred his assets to his partners. Berkshire Hathaway has shares in the paid property.

In 1970, as president of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett began writing his famous annual letter to shareholders.

Buffett's total assets were 20 620 million, topping the Forbes 400.

In June 2006, Buffett announced that 85 per cent of Berkshire's stake would be forfeited gradually over the five foundations of its annual reward stock, beginning in July 2006.

The largest contribution goes to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

In 2007, in a letter

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