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Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett
Buffett speaking to students from the University of Kansas School of Business, May 6, 2005
Personal information
Birth nameWarren Edward Buffett
Birth dateAugust 30, 1930(age 86)
Place of birthOmaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania
University of Nebraska � Lincoln (BS)
Columbia University (MS)
OccupationChairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Years active1951 � present
Net worth(+)US$39 billion (2011)
SpouseSusan Thompson Buffett (1952 � 2004)
Astrid Menks (2006 � present)
ChildrenSusan Alice Buffett
Howard Graham Buffett
Peter Andrew Buffett

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Warren Edward Buffett (-enˈbʌfɨtpron; 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 "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. 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.

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