Warren Buffett is a business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Warren Buffett is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world’s wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest person in 2011. In 2012, American magazine Time named Warren Buffett one of the most influential people in the world.
Warren Buffett is called the “Wizard of Omaha”, “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. Warren Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation. On April 11, 2012, Warren Buffett was diagnosed with prostate cancer, for which he completed treatment in September 2012.
How Warren Buffett Made His Money – Business and Investing
Estimated Net Worth: $50 Billion
Birthday: August 30, 1930
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