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Portrait de Warren Buffett
Birthday : 08/30/1930
Place of birth : Omaha (Omaha) - United States
Public asset : 79,684,496,646 USD
Country of residence : United States
Linked companies : Berkshire Hathaway Inc. - Precision Castparts Corp.

Summary 
Warren Edward Buffett is an American businessperson who has been at the helm of 6 different companies. Currently, Mr. Buffett is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. and Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp., Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of General Reinsurance AG, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska, Chief Executive Officer for Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management) and Manager for Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC (which are all subsidiaries of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.).

He is also Principal at West End Capital Management (Bermuda) Ltd., Trustee at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust and Member of American Academy of Arts & Sciences and on the board of 5 other companies.

In the past Mr. Buffett was Chairman of Justin Brands, Inc.

He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Nebraska and a graduate degree from Columbia University.


Anecdotes
Known to be very little spender, Warren Buffett bought a private jet for the company. Considering this expense “unnecessary “, he named his plane the "unjustifiable".

Warren Buffett uses every letter to shareholders to promote the products of the company. In 2006 he wrote "I feel good. It's fascinating to see what Cherry Coke and hamburgers can do for us. "

His first takeover was at the age of six by buying six packs of Coca Cola in the grocery store of his grandparents, which he sold at retail winning a cent of profit per can. Today he is the biggest shareholder of the famous company (8.11%).

Each year, in order to reap benefits for a foundation in San Francisco, Warren Buffett auctions on EBay a launch with him. In 2007, an American financial spent $ 650.100 to share a steak with Warren Buffett.
Citations
"A public-opinion poll is no substitute for thought."

"Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago."

"Only when the tide goes out do you discover who's been swimming naked."

"It's better to hang out with people better than you. Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction."


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