I am sure we all know who he is, “The investor genius.”
Full Name: Warren Edwards Buffet
Nickname: Oracle of Omaha, Sage of Omaha
Date of Birth: August 30, 1930
Occupation: investor, businessman, and philanthropist.
A notable philanthropist, pledged to give away 85 percent of his fortune to the Gates Foundation
In 1999, Buffett was named the top money manager of the twentieth century in a survey by the Carson Group, ahead of Peter Lynch and John Templeton.
In 2007, he was listed among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the world.
A new web cartoon is planned based around Warren Buffett. It is called "The Secret Millionaire's Club" and will teach children about finance.
Warren Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the only son of Howard Buffett
In 1943, Buffett filed his first income tax return, deducting his bicycle and watch as a work expense for $35 for his work as newspaper delivery boy.
Buffett was educated at Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C
In 1945, in his freshman year of high school, Buffett and a friend spent $25 to purchase a used pinball machine, which they placed in a barber shop. Within months, they owned three machines in different locations.
Buffett first enrolled at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, (1947–49)
He transferred to the University of Nebraska where he received a B.S. in Economics.
He then received a M.S. in Economics from Columbia University in 1951.
Buffett worked as a stockbroker while taking a Dale Carnegie public speaking course
In 2008, Buffett became the richest man in the world dethroning Bill Gates, worth $62 billion according to Forbes, and $58 billion according to Yahoo. Bill Gates had been number one on the Forbes list for 13 consecutive years. March 11 2009, Bill Gates regained number one of the list according to Forbes magazine, with Buffet second. Their values have dropped to $40billion and $37billion respectively; this is likely to be as result of the 2008/2009 economic downturn.
In 2009, Warren Buffett invested $2.6 billion as a part of Swiss Re's raising equity capital.
His 2006 annual salary was about $100,000, which is small compared to senior executive remuneration in comparable companies.
In 2007, and 2008, he earned a total compensation of $175,000, which included a base salary of just $100,000. He lives in the same house in the central Dundee neighborhood of Omaha that he bought in
Books about Buffet
Roger Lowenstein, Buffett, Making of an American Capitalist
Robert Hagstrom, The Warren Buffett Way. (As of 2008, the bestselling book about Buffett
Janet M. Tavakoli, Dear Mr. Buffett: What An Investor Learns 1,269 Miles From Wall Street
Janet Lowe, Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World's Greatest Investo
Andrew Kilpatrick, Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett) (The longest of the books about Buffett, with 330 chapters, 1,874 pages and 1,400 photos, weighing 10.2 pounds)
Warren Buffett, Lawrence Cunningham (editor), The Essays of Warren Buffett. (A rearrangement of the Chairman's letters by topic.)
Mary Buffett and David Clark, Buffettolog and four subsequent books. (Combined sales of more than 1.5 million copies.
Alice Schroeder, The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. (Written with Buffett's cooperation.)
John Train, The Midas Touch: The Strategies That Have Made Warren Buffett 'America's Preeminent Investor'.