Warren Buffett

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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
BornWarren Edward Buffett
(1930-08-30) 30 August 1930 (age 89)
Omaha, Nebraska, U.S.
NaitionalityUnitit States
EddicationMaster o Science in Economics
Alma materVarsity o Nebraska–Lincoln
Columbia Business Schuil
ThriftChairman & CEO o
Berkshire Hathaway
Years active1951–present
Net worthUS$70.5 billion[2] (Apryle 2020)
Hauf-marrae(s)Susan Thompson Buffett (m. 1952–2004)
Astrid Menks (m. 2006)[4]
ChilderSusan Alice Buffett
Howard Graham Buffett
Peter Andrew Buffett
SignaturWarren 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 successfu 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. March 30, 2006. Retrieved February 23, 2009.
  2. "Warren Buffett". Forbes. Retrieved March 16, 2020.
  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 May 20, 2008.
  5. "The Greatest Investors: Warren Buffett". Investopedia.com. Retrieved March 6, 2009.
  6. "The World's Billionaires". Forbes. March 11, 2009. Retrieved November 28, 2010.
  7. Luisa Kroll, Matthew Miller (March 10, 2010). "The World's Billionaires". Forbes. Archived frae the oreeginal on December 16, 2012. Retrieved March 11, 2010.
  8. "The 100 Most Influential People In The World". Time. April 18, 2012.
  9. Markels, Alex (July 29, 2007). "How to Make Money the Buffett Way". U.S. News & World Report.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  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.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  11. Gogoi, Pallavi (May 8, 2007). "What Warren Buffett might buy". MSNBC. Retrieved May 9, 2007.
  12. Buffett, Warren (June 16, 2010). "My philanthropic pledge". CNN.
  13. Telegraph staff and agencies (17 April 2012). "Warren Buffett diagnosed with prostate cancer". The Daily Telegraph. London. Retrieved 17 April 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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