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Warren Buffett does not have any reported pets.
August 30, 1930 (93)
Warren Buffett is an American investor, business tycoon, philanthropist, and the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, widely regarded as one of the most successful investors in the world. He is often referred to as the “Oracle of Omaha,” in honor of his consistent investment success and his place of birth, Omaha, Nebraska.
Starting his career as an investment salesman at Buffett-Falk & Co., Buffett quickly gained recognition for his knack for financial analysis. The year 1956 marked a significant turn when he created the investment partnership, Buffett Associates Ltd., which laid the foundation for his financial empire. This was followed by the significant acquisition of Berkshire Hathaway, a struggling textile company, in the 1960s. Over the years, he transformed it into a sprawling conglomerate with holdings in industries as diverse as insurance, rail transport, energy, and food and beverage. Under his leadership, Berkshire Hathaway shares grew exponentially in value, creating immense wealth for its shareholders.
Throughout his career, Buffett has collaborated with a variety of influential individuals and companies. His partnership with Charlie Munger, Vice Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, has been vital to the company’s success. Other notable collaborations include his partnership with Bill Gates, co-founder of Microsoft, with whom he established The Giving Pledge, an initiative to encourage the world’s wealthiest people to commit to giving away the majority of their wealth to philanthropic causes. Other business partners include Benjamin Graham, who served as a mentor and employer to Buffett early in his career, and Katharine Graham, with whom Buffett established a long-term investment in The Washington Post.
Buffett’s list of awards and distinctions is long and impressive, without using the word “accolades”. He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian award in the United States, by President Barack Obama in 2011. In 1999, he was recognized by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of the 20th century. More recently, in 2012, Buffett was inducted into the Junior Achievement U.S. Business Hall of Fame.