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Warren Buffett The “Oracle of Omaha”

1930:

Warren Buffett is born in Omaha, Nebraska.

1942:

Buffett buys his first stock, Cities Service Preferred, at age 11.

1951:

Buffett graduates from Woodrow Wilson High School in Omaha.

1952:

Buffett enrolls at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studies economics and finance.

1954:

Buffett transfers to Columbia University, where he studies under Benjamin Graham, the father of value investing.

1956:

Buffett graduates from Columbia University and takes a job as a securities analyst at Graham-Newman Corp.

1957:

Buffett marries Susan Thompson.

1962:

Buffett leaves Graham-Newman Corp. to start his own investment partnership, Buffett Partnership, Ltd.

1965:

Buffett buys a controlling interest in Berkshire Hathaway, a textile company.

1967:

Buffett begins to transition Berkshire Hathaway from a textile company to an investment company.

1970:

Buffett Partnership, Ltd. is liquidated.

1972:

Buffett becomes the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

1973:

Berkshire Hathaway’s stock price falls by 50% during the stock market crash.

1980:

Berkshire Hathaway’s stock price begins to recover.

1985:

Buffett buys See’s Candies.

1987:

Berkshire Hathaway survives the Black Monday stock market crash relatively unscathed.

1990:

Buffett buys Geico.

1996:

Buffett buys American Express.

1999:

Buffett is named “Investor of the Century” by Time magazine.

2006:

Buffett buys The Buffalo News.

2008:

Buffett survives the financial crisis.

2011:

Buffett donates $31 billion to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

2012:

Buffett is awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

2019:

Buffett becomes the third-wealthiest person in the world.

2020:

Buffett’s net worth falls by $24 billion during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2021:

Buffett’s net worth recovers and he becomes the fourth-wealthiest person in the world.

2022:

Buffett turns 92 years old.

Interesting Facts:

Buffett has a net worth of 114.1 billion USD as of 2023, making him one of the richest people in the world.


Buffett bought his first stock when he was just 11 years old.

Buffett is known as the “Oracle of Omaha.”

Buffett is widely considered one of the greatest investors of all time.

He is also a noted philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99% of his wealth to charitable causes.

Buffett is a big fan of Coca-Cola, and has been known to drink several cans of the soda every day.

He is also a fan of playing bridge, and has been known to play the game for hours on end.

Buffett is a longtime friend of Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, and the two have worked together on several philanthropic initiatives.

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