Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Investor, Entrepreneur

Personal Stats

NameWarren Buffett
RoleEntrepreneur
Industryfinance
Net Worth$135 Billion

About Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is one of the most successful and respected investors in the world. Buffett's investment acumen, business leadership, and philanthropy have made him a towering figure in the financial world. As the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett has built an unparalleled legacy based on value investing principles and a keen eye for profitable opportunities. 


Businesses Owned

  • GEICO
  • BNSF Railway
  • Buffalo News
  • Dairy Queen
  • The Kraft Heinz Company
  • Duracell
  • Clayton Homes
  • Fruit of the Loom
  • Marmon Group
  • Berkshire Hathaway Energy
  • Berkshire Hathaway Commercial Real Estate
  • Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
  • PacifiCorp
  • Nebraska Furniture Mart
  • Borsheims Fine Jewelry
  • Helzberg Diamonds

Early Life

Buffett's early life was quite different from his current stature. He had quite humble beginnings.

  • Born in Omaha, Nebraska, at the age of 11, Buffett made his first stock purchase. He bought three shares of Cities Service Preferred at $38 per share. 
  • Despite an initial drop in the stock price to $27, Buffett held his nerve and sold the shares at $40, making a small profit. 
  • He attended Rose Hill Elementary School and later Alice Deal Junior High School. Even at a young age, Buffett was drawn to books on business and investing.
  • He still lives in the same Omaha house he bought in 1958 for $31,500. Buffett is known for his old-fashioned habits. 
  • He doesn't use a computer at his desk and still uses a flip phone, avoiding the latest tech gadgets despite being one of the richest people in the world.

Family

While on first glance, Warren's family life seems quite normal, it was anything but.

  • Warren Buffett's family includes his three children: Susan Alice Buffett, Howard Graham Buffett, and Peter Andrew Buffett, whom he had with his first wife, Susan Thompson.
  • Susan Thompson Buffett, an activist and philanthropist, was married to Warren from 1952 until her death in 2004.
  • He married Astrid Menks, now  Astrid Buffet, in 2006.
  • Warren, Susan, and Astrid were good friends, and believed to be in an open marriage. The trio was known to send out Christmas cards together.
  • “Susie put me together, and Astrid keeps me together.” - Warren’s words on both his wives.
  • Susan Alice Buffett, the eldest, is a philanthropist and chair of the Sherwood Foundation.
  • Howard Buffett, the second child, is an environmentalist, farmer, and philanthropist, serving on the boards of Berkshire Hathaway and the Buffett Foundation. 
  • Peter Buffett, the youngest, is a musician and philanthropist, focusing on social issues through his NoVo Foundation.


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