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Overview (4)

Born in Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Birth NameWarren Edward Buffett
Nickname The Oracle of Omaha
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Warren Edward Buffett born in Omaha ( August 30, 1930 ). He developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from University of Nebraska-Lincoln at the age of 19. Buffett went on to enroll and graduate from Columbia University where he learned and eventually molded his investment philosophy around a concept pioneered by Benjamin Graham-value investing. He attended New York Institute of Finance to specialize his economics background and soon after began various business partnerships, including one with Graham. After meeting Charlie Munger, Buffett created the Buffett Partnership. His firm would eventually acquire a textile manufacturing firm called Berkshire Hathaway and assume its name to create a diversified holding company.

Filmography : Buffett's work even earned him a glamorous foray into the movie business when he made a appearance in the 2015 movie 'Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps' (2010), 'The Billionaires' Pledge' (2012) and 'The Berkshire Apprentice' (2016). HBO recently created a documentary "Becoming Warren Buffett,"( January, 2017 ) which provides a fresh overview of the "Oracle of Omaha," the subject of a best-selling 'The Snowball' ( 2008 ) biography for which he also extensively cooperated. Directed by Peter Kunhardt, whose film subjects have included President Richard Nixon and media mogul Oprah Winfrey, the documentary was largely narrated by Buffett and contains interviews with people close to him, including his sisters, three children, Berkshire Vice Chairman Charlie Munger, and philanthropists Bill and Melinda Gates.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Jayanta Pramanik.

Spouse (2)

Astrid Menks (30 August 2006 - present)
Susan Thompson (19 April 1952 - 29 July 2004) ( her death) ( 3 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Folksy humor
Refered to as "Wizard of Omaha or Oracle of Omaha."

Trivia (25)

Known for his clean business practices and advocacy of transparency and integrity in corporations.
When he took over Berkshire Hathaway, it was an unknown textile mill. Now, it is one of the largest conglomerates in the world, and a Fortune 10 company.
According to Forbes magazine, his 2005 net worth is $44 billion.
One of the largest shareholders of Coca-Cola, Gillette, Kraft, UPS and American Express, among other large corporations.
Has three children: Susie, Howard Buffett and Peter Buffett.
According to Forbes, he became the world's richest person with an estimated net worth of $62 billion (2008).
Gave approximately 10 million Berkshire Hathaway B (net worth $30.7 billion) shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, making it the largest charitable donation in history (23 June 2006).
He is a member of Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.
Ex-father-in-law of Mary Buffett.
Father-in-law of Jennifer Buffett.
Forbes magazine estimated his personal net worth at $47 billion, making him the world's second richest American after friend Bill Gates whose personal net worth was a reported $53 billion. [February 2010]
Diagnosed with stage-1 prostate cancer [April 17, 2012].
He still lives in the house in Omaha, Nebraska that he bought in 1958.
Always flies coach when traveling.
Has admitted he still works in Business because he enjoys it despite the fact that he could have retired decades ago.
He is a huge fan of the series Breaking Bad (2008).
Release of the book, "The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life", by Alice Schroeder. [2008]
In 1989, after having spent nearly $6.7 million of Berkshire's funds on a private jet, Buffett named it "The Indefensible". He is known to prefer public transportation.
Gave away 99% of his money to nonprofit causes, primarily with the Gates Foundation.
His Net Worth is $72.7 billion.[Jan 2017].
He is the 12th cousin 6x removed of President James Madison. He voiced his cousin for the show Liberty's Kids: Est. 1776 (2002).
No relation to Jimmy Buffett.
Was rejected from Harvard Business School.
Originally retired at 26, before buying Berkshire Hathaway.
Living in abject poverty as a child during the Great Depression, he declared that if he didn't make his first million dollars by age 35 he would have committed suicide by "jumping off the tallest building in Omaha.".

Personal Quotes (14)

It is better to be approximately right than precisely wrong.
You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong.
Nothing sedates rationality like large doses of effortless money.
Investors... should try to be fearful when others are greedy and greedy when others are fearful.
[on raising taxes on the wealthiest people] If you give me a choice between taking $1000 from twenty million families or hitting 50,000 people who shuffle money around all day, I'll take it from the people who shuffle money.
We can rise to any challenge, but not if people feel we're in a plutocracy. We have to get serious about shared sacrifice.
It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.
Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.
I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
[on forward-thinking] Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
Efficiency is required over time in capitalism. I don't know of any company that has a policy that says 'We're going to have a lot more people than we need'.
[advice from a letter to shareholders] Rational people don't risk what they have and need for what they don't have and don't need.

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