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Warren Buffett Biography, Age, Family, House, Portfolio & Net Worth

Warren Buffett is a business entrepreneur, investor, and philanthropist from the United States. Berkshire Hathaway is now led by him as chairman and CEO. Warren is the Oracle/Sage of Omaha has been dubbed by the international press. He is regarded as one of the world’s most successful investors. He is currently eighth richest person on the planet.

 

Since 1970, Warren Buffett has served as chairman and major shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway. Buffett is a well-known philanthropist, having vowed to donate 99 percent of his money to charitable organizations, principally through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In 2009, he co-founded The Giving Promise with Bill Gates, in which billionaires vow to donate at least half of their wealth.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett Bio/Wiki

Birth NameWarren Edward Buffett
Nick NameWarren
Oracle of Omaha
Sage of Omaha
Age91 years (as in 2022)
ReligionChristian
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignVirgo
Birth PlaceOmaha, Nebraska, United States
Date of Birth30 August 1930
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceOmaha, Nebraska
Home TownOmaha, Nebraska
HobbiesReading book
Playing Ukulele (musical instrument)

Family

Mother's NameLeila Buffett
Father's NameHoward Buffett
BrotherNone
SisterDoris Buffett
Roberta Buffett Elliott

Warren Buffett with his sisters

Warren Buffett with his sisters

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/GirlfriendsAstrid Menks

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseSusan Buffet (1952-2004)
Astrid Menks (2006-present)

Warren Buffett with first wife Susan

Warren Buffett with first wife Susan


Warren Buffett with wife Astrid Menks

Warren Buffett with wife Astrid Menks

Marriage Date19 April 1952 (Susan Buffet)
30 August 2006 (Astrid Menks)

Warren Buffett with wife Susan on their wedding day

Warren Buffett with wife Susan on their wedding day

ChildrenSusan Alice Buffett
Howard Graham Buffett
Peter Buffett

Warren Buffett with son Howard

Warren Buffett with son Howard



Warren Buffett with daughter Susan & son Peter

Warren Buffett with daughter Susan & son Peter

Education

SchoolRose Hill Elementary School
Alice Deal Junior High School
Woodrow Wilson High School
College/UniversityWharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
University of Nebraska
Columbia business school of Columbia University
Educational QualificationMaster's Degree in Economics
ProfessionBusinessman
Investor
CEO
Brands EndorsedNone
Career ManagerNone

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters – 178 cm
in meters – 1.78 m
in Feet-Inches – 5’ 8”
Weight (Approx.)in Kilograms – 83 kg
in Pounds – 182 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size43 inches
Biceps Size14 inches
Waist Size39 inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityWhite
Hair ColorWhite
Eye ColorGreen
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Available
Shoe Size11 (US)

Favourite Things

Favourite FoodsHamburgers
Hot dogs
McDonald's menu
Favourite BooksThe Intelligent Investor
One Thousand Ways to Make $1,000
The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor
Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T.
Favourite GameBridge card game
Favourite TV ShowBreaking Bad
Favourite DrinkCherry Coke
Favourite SongMy Way by Frank Sinatra
Favourite MovieThe Bridge on the River Kwai
Favourite SportBowl game

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Early Life

Warren Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1930, the second of three children and the only son of Congressman Howard Buffett and Leila.  Rose Hill Elementary School was where he began his studies.

Warren finished elementary school, attended Alice Deal Junior High School, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947. Warren finished elementary school, attended Alice Deal Junior High School, and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947.

At a young age, Buffett showed an interest in business and investment. One Thousand Ways to Make $1000, a book he got from the Omaha public library when he was seven, motivated him. Buffett spent most of his childhood engaged in entrepreneurial endeavors. Buffett planned to forgo college and go straight into business after graduating high school and achieving success with his side entrepreneurial and investing activities, but his father opposed him. 

Buffett’s interest in the stock market and investing dates back to his childhood, when he used to hang out in the customers’ lounge of a regional stock brokerage near his father’s workplace. He made a point of visiting the New York Stock Exchange on a vacation to New York City when he was 10 years old.

He purchased three shares in Cities Service Preferred for himself and three for his sister Doris Buffett when he was 11 years old. Warren made more than $175 per month distributing Washington Post newspapers when he was 15 years old.

He acquired a 40-acre farm run by a tenant farmer while still in high school, investing in a business owned by his father. With $1,200 in his savings, he purchased the land when he was 14 years old. Buffett had saved $9,800 (about $107,000 today) by the time he graduated from college.

Buffett enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1947. He would have wanted to concentrate on his company, but his father insisted on enrolling him. Warren enrolled for two years and became a member of the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

He subsequently went to the University of Nebraska, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration at the age of 19. Buffett enrolled at Columbia Business School of Columbia University after being rejected by Harvard Business School. In 1951, he graduated from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Economics. Buffett went on to the New York Institute of Finance after graduation.

Warren Buffett Net Worth 

Warren Buffett has a net worth of approximately $114 billion as of 2022. 

Estimated Net Worth in 2022 (Approx)$114 Billion
Estimated Net Worth in 2021 (Approx)$100 Billion
Annual SalaryNot Available
Income SourceInvestment Portfolio

Many people see Buffett as the most renowned and accomplished investor in world. Buffett’s wealth is derived from his 18% ownership stake in Berkshire Hathaway. Berkshire Hathaway’s stock price climbed by an average of 20.8 percent from 1965 and 2016.

Warren Buffett House List

Property

Value

House in Central Omaha, Nebraska (Warren Buffet lives here since 1958)

$652,619

Warrent Buffett's Ohama property

Warrent Buffett's Ohama property

Vacation Home in Laguna Beach, California


$11 million


Warrent Buffett's beach house

Warrent Buffett's beach house

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Warren Buffett Portfolio

Company

Holdings

Value

AbbVie Inc3,033,561

$439,138,290
Activision Blizzard, Inc.14,658,121

$1,194,930,024
Amazon.com, Inc.
533,300

$1,669,340,993

American Express Company

151,610,700

$30,015,886,38
Aon PLC

4,396,000

$1,250,749,920

Apple Inc

907,559,761

$156,817,251,103
Bank of America Corp

1,032,852,006

$49,359,997,367
Bank of New York Mellon Corp74,346,864

$4,626,605,347
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co5,202,674

$352,585,217
BYD Co. Ltd225,000,000

$7,087,500,000

Charter Communications Inc3,828,941

$2,333,548,092

Chevron Corporation38,245,036

$5,134,778,533

Coca-Cola Co400,000,000

$24,364,000,000

Davita Inc36,095,570

$4,219,572,133

Floor & Decor Holdings Inc843,709

$91,179,632

General Motors Company60,000,000

$2,980,200,000
Globe Life Inc6,353,727

$670,572,348

Itochu Corporation81,304,200

$2,737,512,414

Johnson & Johnson327,100

$54,727,101
Kraft Heinz Co325,634,818

$11,293,015,488
Kroger Co61,412,910

$2,850,173,153
Liberty Latin America Ltd Class A2,630,792

$30,543,495

Liberty Latin America Ltd Class C1,284,020

$14,650,668

Liberty Media Formula One Series C2,118,746

$134,095,434

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series A20,207,680

$1,040,291,366

Liberty Sirius XM Group Series C43,208,291

$2,218,313,660

Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc.404,911

$62,170,035

Mastercard Inc3,986,648

$1,521,065,678

MONDELEZ INTERNATIONAL INC Common Stock578,000

$38,072,860

Moody’s Corporation24,669,778

$8,136,586,180

Nu Holdings Ltd107,118,784

$980,136,874

Procter & Gamble315,400

$49,461,028
Procter & Gamble
Restoration Hardware Holdings, Inc common stock

1,816,547

$774,666,468

Royalty Pharma plc8,648,268

$348,871,131

Snowflake Inc6,125,376

$1,837,612,800

SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust39,400

$17,576,340

StoneCo Ltd10,695,448

$139,040,824

Store Capital Corp24,415,168

$744,174,321

T-Mobile Us Inc5,242,000

$665,891,260

United Parcel Service, Inc.59,400

$12,905,244

US Bancorp144,046,330

$8,442,555,401

Vanguard 500 Index Fund ETF43,000

$17,634,300

Verisign, Inc.12,815,613

$2,772,017,092

Verizon Communications Inc.158,824,575$8,474,879,322

Visa Inc8,297,460$1,890,327,337

Wells Fargo & Co676,454$39,491,385

The portfolio listed above mentiones the holdings of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s holding company.

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Career

  • Warren Buffett returned to Omaha in 1956 and, in 1965, acquired a controlling stake in textile maker Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which he used as his principal investment vehicle.
  • The main stock averages soared by around 11% each year from the 1960s through the 1990s, whereas Berkshire Hathaway’s publicly listed shares increased by nearly 28% every year.
  • Despite the fact that Berkshire Hathaway’s success made him one of the world’s wealthiest men, Buffett avoided extravagant spending and questioned government policies and taxation that favoured the wealthy over the middle and lower classes.
  • Buffett said in June 2006 that he wanted to contribute more than 80% of his fortune to philanthropic charities; by 2020, he had increased this to 99 percent. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, founded by Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his then-wife, Melinda, to address global health and education challenges, was the primary benefactor.
  • Bill and Buffett had been friends since the early 1990s. Buffett’s three children and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, which focused on women’s reproductive rights and financed college scholarship programmes, were among the other groups that received money.
  • Warren Buffett and the Gateses launched the Giving Pledge in 2010, inviting other affluent people to contribute the bulk of their money to charity.
  • Buffett executed a number of agreements during the subprime mortgage crisis of 2007–08 that, while questioned at the time, turned out to be enormously profitable.
  • In September 2008, he invested $5 billion of Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a New York-based financial holding firm, and the following month, Berkshire Hathaway acquired $3 billion in GE preferred shares.
  • Buffett announced in November 2009 that Berkshire Hathaway was buying the railroad corporation Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corporation for $26 billion; the investing firm already owned around 23% of the railroad.
  • Berkshire Hathaway also owned large stakes in firms it didn’t control, such as Coca-Cola and Apple.
  • Berkshire Hathaway’s stock reached $200,000 per share for the first time on August 14, 2014, valuing the business at $328 billion dollars. Buffett still owned 321,000 shares worth $64.2 billion, despite the fact that he had given away much of his stock to charity.
  • Berkshire Hathaway was fined $896,000 on August 20, 2014 for failing to declare the acquisition of USG Corporation stock on December 9, 2013, as required by law.
  • The Federal Reserve approved Goldman Sachs’ purchase of Berkshire Hathaway’s preferred shares in Goldman on March 18, 2011. Buffett had been hesitant to sell the shares, which yielded an average of $1.4 million in daily dividends.
  • Warren Buffett purchased 64 million shares of International Business Machine Corp (IBM) stock for roughly $11 billion during the preceding eight months, according to a report released in November 2011. Buffett announced the purchase of Media General, which consists of 63 newspapers in the southeast United States, in May 2012.
  • Buffett was able to return Berkshire Hathaway to pre-recession levels following the economic crisis: the business produced $6.4 billion in net profit in Q2 2014, the most it has ever made in a three-month period.
  • Buffet noted the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has expanded economic inequality in a June 2021 interview with CNBC, lamenting that most people are unaware that “hundreds of thousands or millions” of small firms had been badly impacted. He also predicted that markets and the economy would remain volatile far into the post-pandemic recovery phase.

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Facts

  • When Buffet was just 11 years old, he acquired his first stock.
  • By the time he turned 16, he had amassed a fortune of $53,000.
  • Buffet wanted to go to Harvard for a master’s but Harvard Business School turned him down.
  • His diet is similar to six years old and loves fast foods.
  • Since 1958, he’s resided in the same residence.
  • Warren Buffett made $37 million in a day in 2013.
  • After he turned 60, he amassed over 94% of his fortune.
  • Buffett has 20 outfits in his closet but never purchased any of them.
  • He reads for 80% of his waking hours.
  • Every Sunday, he brings a dozen youngsters to Dairy Queen.
  • He is a ukulele player.
  • Buffett has promised to contribute 85% of Berkshire Hathaway’s assets to charity.
  • Barack Obama presented him with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

 

FAQs

How did Warren Buffett get rich?

Warren earned his wealth through investing in stocks of various companies.

Why is Warren Buffett famous?

Buffett is famous because he is the most successful investor in history.

What companies do Warren Buffett Own?

Buffet owns Berkshire Hathway. He also has major stakes in companies like Apple, Coca-Cola, Bank of America, and IBM.

When did Buffett start investing?

Buffet bought his first share when he was just 11 years old.

Is Warren Buffett self made?

Yes, Warren is a self-made billionaire who had an interest in the business from a young age.

Who is Warren Buffett’s wife? 

His first wife was Susan Buffet and his second wife is Astrid Menks.

What does Warren Buffett do all day?

Warren spent 90% of his day reading.

How rich is Warren Buffett?

Buffett has a net worth of $114 billion as of 2022.

What car does Warren Buffett drive?

Warren drives Cadillac XTS.

Where does Warren Buffett live now?

Warren stills lives in the same house in Ohama since 1958.

Has Warren Buffett written any books?

Warren Buffett has never written any book. He has been writing annual letters & essays to shareholders, which were later complied and sold as books.

Does Warren Buffett have kids?

Yes, Warren has two sons and one daughter.

Who is Warren Buffett’s son?

Warren’s sons are Howard Graham Buffet & Peter Buffet.

Who is Warren Buffett’s daughter?

Warren’s daughter is Susan Alice Buffet.

What time Warren Buffett wake up?

Warren wakes up at 6:46 to start his day.

What is Warren Buffett’s favorite food?

Warren loves McDonald’s hamburgers and Coke.

Is Jimmy Buffett related to Warren Buffett?

No, Jimmy & Warren have no blood connection, they are just friends.

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