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Warren Buffett


Photo by Timothy Archibald/The Forbes Collection

REAL TIME NET WORTH

$87.5B

as of 1/4/21

  • Known as the “Oracle of Omaha,” Warren Buffett is one of the most successful investors of all time.
  • Buffett runs Berkshire Hathaway, which owns more than 60 companies, including insurer Geico, battery maker Duracell and restaurant chain Dairy Queen.
  • The son of a U.S. congressman, he first bought stock at age 11 and first filed taxes at age 13.
  • He has promised to donate over 99% of his wealth. So far he has given more than $41 billion, mostly to the Gates Foundation and his kids’ foundations.
  • In 2010, he and Bill Gates launched the Giving Pledge, asking billionaires to commit to donating at least half of their wealth to charitable causes.

Stats

Age90

Source of WealthBerkshire Hathaway, Self Made

ResidenceOmaha, Nebraska

CitizenshipUnited States

Marital StatusWidowed, Remarried

Children3

EducationBachelor of Arts/Science, University of Nebraska Lincoln; Master of Science, Columbia University

Buffett still lives in the same Omaha, Nebraska home he purchased in 1958 for $31,500.

Buffett was rejected from Harvard Business School; he got a master’s in economics from Columbia University instead.

$60.8B

Billionaires
March 2016

$65.5B

Forbes 400
October 2016

$75.6B

Billionaires
March 2017

$78B

Forbes 400
October 2017

$84B

Billionaires
March 2018

$88.3B

Forbes 400
October 2018

$82.5B

Billionaires
March 2019

$80.8B

Forbes 400
October 2019

$67.5B

Billionaires
April 2020

$73.5B

Forbes 400
September 2020

Rational people don’t risk what they have and need for what they don’t have and don’t need.

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