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Warren BuffettBuffett speaking to students from the University of Kansas School of Business, May 6, 2005
Warren Edward Buffett
August 30, 1930 (age 82)Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Chairman & CEO of
US$ 46 billion (2012)[
Susan Thompson Buffett (m. 1952–2004)
Astrid Menks (m. 2006) [
Susan Alice Buffett
Howard Graham Buffett
Peter Andrew Buffett
Warren Edward Buffett (/ˈbʌfɨt/; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffet 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 Buffett one of the most influential people in the world.
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. On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, for which he completed treatment in September 2012.