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Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett KU Visit.jpg
Buffett speakin tae students frae the Varsity
o Kansas Schuil o Business, Mey 6, 2005
Born Warren Edward Buffett
(1930-08-30) August 30, 1930 (age 87)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
Naitionality Unitit States
Eddication Master o Science in Economics
Alma mater Varsity o Nebraska–Lincoln
Columbia Business Schuil
Thrift Chairman & CEO o
Berkshire Hathaway
Years active 1951–present
Salary US$100,000[1]
Net worth Increase US$ 53.5 billion (2013)[2]
Releegion Agnostic[3]
Hauf-marrae(s) Susan Thompson Buffett (m. 1952–2004)
Astrid Menks (m. 2006)[4]
Childer Susan Alice Buffett
Howard Graham Buffett
Peter Andrew Buffett
Signatur Warren Buffett Signature.svg

Warren Edward Buffett (/ˈbʌft/; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, an philanthropist. He is widely considered the maist successful investor o the 20t century. Buffett is the primary sharehaulder, chairman an CEO o Berkshire Hathaway[5] an consistently rankit amang the warld's wealthiest fowk. He wis rankit as the warld's wealthiest person in 2008[6] an as the third wealthiest person in 2011.[7] In 2012, American magazine Time named Buffett ane o the maist influential fowk in the warld.[8]

Buffett is cried the "Wizard o Omaha", "Oracle o Omaha",[9] or the "Sage o Omaha"[10] an is notit for his adherence tae the value investin philosophy an for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.[11] Buffett is an aa a notable philanthropist, havin pledged tae gie away 99 percent[12] o his fortun tae philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foondation. On Aprile 11, 2012, he wis diagnosed wi prostate cancer,[13] for which he completit treatment in September 2012.[14]

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  1. "Warren E Buffett, CEO Compensation". Forbes. Mairch 30, 2006. Retrieved Februar 23, 2009. 
  2. "Warren Buffett". Forbes. 
  3. "Warren Buffett "Agnostic," Bill Gates Rejects Sermon On The Mount, Not "Huge Believer" In "Specific Elements" Of Christianity". Archive.theamericanview.com. 1996-01-13. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  4. Bailey, Jeff; Dash, Eric (September 1, 2006). "How Does Warren Buffett Get Married? Frugally, It Turns Out". The New York Times. Retrieved Mey 20, 2008. 
  5. "The Greatest Investors: Warren Buffett". Investopedia.com. Retrieved Mairch 6, 2009. 
  6. "The World's Billionaires". Forbes. Mairch 11, 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2010. 
  7. Luisa Kroll, Matthew Miller (Mairch 10, 2010). "The World's Billionaires". Forbes. Archived frae the oreeginal on December 16, 2012. Retrieved Mairch 11, 2010. 
  8. "The 100 Most Influential People In The World". Time. Aprile 18, 2012. 
  9. Markels, Alex (Julie 29, 2007). "How to Make Money the Buffett Way". U.S. News & World Report. 
  10. Sullivan, Aline (December 20, 1997). "Buffett, the Sage of Omaha, Makes Value Strategy Seem Simple: Secrets of a High Plains Investor". International Herald Tribune. 
  11. Gogoi, Pallavi (Mey 8, 2007). "What Warren Buffett might buy". MSNBC. Retrieved Mey 9, 2007. 
  12. Buffett, Warren (Juin 16, 2010). "My philanthropic pledge". CNN. 
  13. Telegraph staff and agencies (17 Aprile 2012). "Warren Buffett diagnosed with prostate cancer". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 17 Aprile 2012. 
  14. Lopez, Ricardo (September 16, 2012). "Warren Buffett completes prostate cancer treatment". The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 22 September 2012. 

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