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Portrait de Warren Buffett
Birthday : 08/30/1930
Place of birth : Omaha (Omaha) - United States
Public asset : 84,747,330,253 USD
Country of residence : United States
Linked companies : Berkshire Hathaway Inc. - Kraft Heinz Co - Precision Castparts Corp.

Summary 
Mr. Warren E. Buffett is an Independent Director at The Kraft Heinz Co., a Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp., Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska and Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., a Member at American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a Principal at West End Capital Management (Bermuda) Ltd. and a Trustee at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust.

He is on the Board of Directors at Precision Castparts Corp., The Kraft Heinz Co., Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co., Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC, XTRA SSC Corp., Grinnell College and Urban Institute.

Mr. Buffett was previously employed as an Independent Director by The Washington Post Co., a Chief Executive Officer by Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp., and a Chairman by Justin Brands, Inc.

He also served on the board at H.J. Heinz Co., MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co., WP Co. LLC and The Coca-Cola Co.

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


Current positions of Warren Buffett 
NameTitle Since
Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
(Property & Casualty Insurance)
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 1965
Kraft Heinz Co
(Food Processing)
Independent Director 2013
Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 1965
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management) Chairman & Chief Executive Officer -
Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp. Chairman & Chief Executive Officer 2007
Precision Castparts Corp.
Director 2016
XTRA SSC Corp. Director -
Grinnell College Trustee -
Urban Institute Trustee -
Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC Director -
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. Director 2000
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust Trustee -
West End Capital Management (Bermuda) Ltd. Principal -
American Academy of Arts & Sciences Member -


Holdings of Warren Buffett 
NameEquities%Valuation
Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A)
Property & Casualty Insurance
282,51137.8%84,499,040,100 USD
Wells Fargo (WFC)
Banks
2,009,0000.041%105,291,690 USD
Seritage Growth Properties (SRG)
Commercial REITs
2,000,0005.74%71,100,000 USD
US Bancorp (USB)
Banks
884,2300.054%44,653,615 USD
Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B)
129,6570.0096%25,863,978 USD
International Business Machines Corporation (IBM)
IT Services & Consulting
9,0000.0010%1,380,870 USD


Warren Buffett : Personal Network 
NameLinked companies
Marc D. Hamburg Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
XTRA SSC Corp.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co.
Precision Castparts Corp.
Burlington Northern Santa Fe LLC
Gregory Edward Abel Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Kraft Heinz Co
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co.
Charles Munger Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management)
Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp.
Todd Anthony Combs Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. (Investment Management)
Precision Castparts Corp.
Bill Gates Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust
Walter Scott, Jr. Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co.
Mackey J. McDonald Kraft Heinz Co
Meryl B. Witmer Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Charlotte M. Guyman Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Ronald L. Olson Berkshire Hathaway Inc.


Biography of Warren Buffett 
Warren Edward Buffett (; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He was the most successful investor of the 20th century. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest in 2011. In 2012 Time named Buffett one of the world's most influential people.

Buffett is called the "Wizard of Omaha" or "Oracle of Omaha", or the "Sage of Omaha" and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. Buffett is a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation. On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, for which he successfully completed treatment in September 2012.

Early life
Buffett was born in 1930 in Omaha, the second of three children and the only son of Congressman Howard Buffett, and Leila (née Stahl). Buffett began his education at Rose Hill Elementary School. In 1942, his father was elected to the first of four terms in the United States Congress, and after moving with his family to Washington, D.C., Warren finished elementary school, attended Alice Deal Junior High School and graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947, where his senior yearbook picture reads: "likes math; a future stockbroker".

As a child, Buffett displayed an interest in making and saving money. He sold chewing gum, Coca-Cola, or weekly magazines door to door. He worked in his grandfather's grocery store. While still in high school he made money delivering newspapers, selling golf balls and stamps and detailing cars, among other means. On his first income tax return in 1944, Buffett took



Source @ Wikipedia

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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NV Energy, Inc.
Northern Powergrid Ltd.
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust
Northern Powergrid Holdings Co.
XTRA SSC Corp.
Charter Brokerage LLC
Space Needle LLC
HomeServices of America, Inc.
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