Touted as the "Oracle of Omaha," billionaire investor and philanthropist Warren Buffett is revered in the world of finance for his investment savvy. Despite humble beginnings, the nonagenarian has an estimated net worth of $115 billion. Despite his enormous wealth, Buffett has resided for more than 60 years in the same five bedroom Omaha home, which he purchased in 1957 for $31,500 (which in 2022 would equate to $311,578.72).
Buffett married his first wife, Susan Thompson, in 1952 and the pair remained married until Thompson's death in 2004. However, the couple had an unconventional marriage and spent more than half of it living apart. Thompson introduced Buffett to his long-time companion and eventual second wife, Astrid Menks, in 1978 and the three even lived together for several years and signed Christmas cards from "Warren, Susan, and Astrid." Buffett and Thompson shared three children, Susan, Howard, and Peter.
In recent years, Buffett has made headlines as much for the money he gives away to charity as the wealth he's amassed. He has pledged to donate the majority of his fortune to charity, either during his lifetime or immediately upon his death, rather than passing his wealth on to his descendants.
Buffett frequently tops annual lists of the most philanthropic donors, donating billions a year to various charitable foundations, most notably his own Buffett Foundation, as well as a generous endowment to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffett resigned as a trustee from the BMGF in June of 2021 but continues to support with generous gifts.
Full Name: Warren Edward Buffett
Birthdate: August 30, 1930
Education: University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Columbia University
Titles: CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Founder of The Giving Pledge
Net Worth: $114 billion
Latest Warren Buffett News and Updates
How to Invest During a Recession — Warren Buffett’s Stock PicksAs recession odds are rising, investors want to know what investing legend Warren Buffett’s stock picks are during recession. Here's what we know.
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Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
Warren Buffett Probably Isn't a Dogecoin Fan Despite Nubank SharesWarren Buffett's contempt for cryptocurrencies, especially Bitcoin, is well-known but what's his take on Dogecoin? Does Buffett dislike all cryptocurrencies?
Cryptocurrency & Blockchain
Warren Buffett Once Called Cryptocurrency "Rat Poison" — Has He Changed His Mind?In 2018, Warren Buffett called cryptocurrency rat poison, making it clear he wasn't interested in owning cryptocurrency. Has he changed his mind in the years since?
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Warren Buffett Is Selling Stocks—Here's What He's SheddingEveryone wants to know what Warren Buffett has in his portfolio. Here's what Buffett is selling right now.
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Personal Finance Guides
How Warren Buffett's 5/25 Rule Can Help You Achieve Life GoalsIf you haven't tried Warren Buffett's 5/25 rule, you should learning about. It could be valuable if you feel overwhelmed by what life goals to achieve.
Warren Buffett’s 90/10 Allocation Rule Doesn’t Suit EveryoneIn his 2013 shareholder letter, Warren Buffett talked about the 90/10 allocation. What’s the rule about, and is it a wise strategy?
Warren Buffett's Father Gave Him the Best Advice He Ever GotWarren Buffett said that his father, Howard, was his best teacher. Read more about the Berkshire Hathaway CEO’s childhood and education.
Warren Buffett’s Top 4 High Conviction Stocks: Overview for InvestorsBerkshire Hathaway still appears to be concentrating its holdings. Here are Warren Buffett’s top four high conviction stocks.
Warren Buffett Has Donated Tens of Billions of His Fortune So FarHow much has Warren Buffett donated to charity? The Berkshire Hathaway CEO once pledged to donate 99 percent of his wealth.
Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Have Been Friends for 30 YearsWarren Buffett's decision to leave the Gates Foundation won’t impact his relationship with Bill Gates. The two billionaires have been best friends for almost 30 years.
Should You Buy AON Stock Like Warren Buffett or Wait?Berkshire Hathaway, which is led by the legendary value investor Warren Buffett, has disclosed a new stake in Aon. Should you buy the stock?
Berkshire Hathaway 13F: Stocks Warren Buffett Is Buying in 2021Berkshire Hathaway is expected to release its first-quarter 13F this weekend. What stocks is Warren Buffett buying and selling in 2021?
Who Will Inherit Most of Warren Buffett’s $106 Billion?Who will inherit Warren Buffett’s money? His kids will get some, but the vast majority is going elsewhere, as the Berkshire Hathaway CEO has vowed.
Green Energy Stocks
Warren Buffett's Holding BYD (BYDDF) Stock — But Should You?BYD stock is now down 37 percent from its 52-week highs amid the sell-off in all green energy stocks. Should you buy BYDDF stock now
Warren Buffett Recommends Reading 500 Pages a Day, and Endorses These BooksWarren Buffett’s reading list, as recommended in his letters to shareholders, includes books by Benjamin Graham, Phil Knight, and even Buffett’s sons.
Why Does Warren Buffett Advise Against Investing in Bonds?Rising yields have got many investors asking about how to invest in Treasury bonds. But Warren Buffett has warned against them.
Warren Buffett Is Buying Tons of Berkshire Stock: Should You Too?Warren Buffett is spending billions to repurchase Berkshire Hathaway stock. Is the stock undervalued and is it a good buy?
Technology & Communications
Warren Buffett Has Bought Verizon Stock, Should You?Verizon (VZ) stock is up 4 percent after Warren Buffett disclosed a big stake in the telecom company. What’s the forecast for VZ stock in 2021? Should investors buy the stock?
Warren Buffett’s Race Against the S&P 500Warren Buffett is now struggling to beat the S&P 500. The Oracle of Omaha believes funds that track the index are good investments.
Warren Buffett and Elon Musk Respect Each Other, Aren't FriendsWarren Buffett and Elon Musk are both extremely wealthy through different means. Many people wonder if the two billionaires are friends.
Why You Shouldn’t Take Warren Buffett’s Advice on GoldSo far, gold has been outperforming the S&P 500 in 2020. Warren Buffett doesn't like to invest in gold. Is he wrong about gold?
IPOs Hit a Record in 2020 — Was Warren Buffett Wrong?Berkshire Hathaway co-invested in Snowflake’s IPO despite Warren Buffett's dislike for IPOs. Was Buffett wrong about IPOs?
Personal Finance Guides
What Are Stock Warrants and Why Does Warren Buffett Love Them?A stock warrant gives the holder the right to buy the company’s stock at a specified price in the stipulated period.
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