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American investor, businessman, and philanthropist


Warren Edward Buffett is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in history, the primary shareholder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and in 2008 was ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of approximately $62 billion. In 2009, after donating billions of dollars to charity, Buffett was ranked as the second richest man in the United States with a net worth of $40 billion.

Warren Buffett Info

Birth nameWarren Edward Buffett
Date of BirthAugust 30, 1930
Place of BirthOmaha, Nebraska, U.S.
OccupationsChairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway
Spouse (s)Susan Thompson Buffett (1952–2004), Astrid Menks (2006–present)
ChildrenSusan Alice Buffett, Howard Graham Buffett, Peter Andrew Buffett
Alma materUniversity of Pennsylvania, University of Nebraska–Lincoln (BS), Columbia University (MS)
Years active1951–present
Net worthUS$ 39 billion (2011)
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 [Directors are] enthusiastic about my successor as CEO, an individual to whom they have had a great deal of exposure and whose managerial and human qualities they admire. When a transfer of responsibility is required, it will be seamless. 
— Warren Buffett in a newsletter saying that the directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has decided on the successor of Buffet / February 25, 2012
 You can create jobs and be Santa Claus at the same time, 
— Warren Buffett / March 25, 2011
 We have had a lot of very satisfactory transactions with Goldman Sachs, 
— Warren Buffett / May 02, 2010
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 If Lloyd had a twin brother I'd go for him. 
— Warren Buffett when asked who he would choose a successor for Lloyd Blankfein / May 02, 2010
 We're certain, for example, that the economy will be in shambles throughout 2009 - and, for that matter, probably well beyond. 
— Warren Buffett On economy in 2009
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 If a business does well, the stock eventually follows 
— Warren Buffett on businesses and stock market
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 You only have to do a very few things right in your life so long as you don't do too many things wrong. 
— Warren Buffett
 Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago. 
— Warren Buffett