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Warren Buffett Biography (Fun Facts, How he Started Business, Education, Etc)


Warren Buffett is an investment guru and one of the world's wealthiest and most respected businessmen, known as the "Oracle of Omaha."

 Warren Buffett: Who Is He?

In 1930, Warren Edward Buffett was born to his mother Leila and his father Howard, a stockbroker-turned-Congressman. His father and mother both died when he was a young boy. He had two sisters, and he had a remarkable aptitude for money and business from an exceptionally young age.

Buffett showed excellent business savvy from a young age. He established Buffett Partnership Ltd. in 1956, and he had taken control of Berkshire Hathaway by 1965. Among his many accomplishments were being a philanthropist and a leading businessman while leading an empire in media, insurance, energy, food, and beverage.

 Family: Wife and kids

At the age of 76, Buffett married his longtime partner Astrid Menks. 

His first wife, Susan Thompson, died in 2004 after a 30-year marriage although they separated in the 1970s. His three children with Susan were Howard, Peter, and Susan.

  Amount of wealth

The estimated net worth of Buffett in 2018 was $84 billion.

Buffett gave away how much money to charity?

According to USA Today, Buffett has donated nearly $28 billion towards charity between 2006 and 2017.


In 1947, Warren Buffett was 17 years old when he graduated from high school. Since he had already earned $5,000 delivering newspapers (which is the equivalent of $42,610.81 in 2000), he never planned on going to college. While his father had other plans, he encouraged his son to attend Wharton at Pennsylvania University.

Although Buffett was a better-educated individual than some of his professors, he stayed only two years. Then, he transferred to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in Omaha. Even though he worked full-time, he graduated in just three years.

In his approach to graduate study, he continued to exhibit the same level of resistance he displayed just a few years earlier. Warren was rejected from Harvard Business School because he was 'too young.' Then he applied to Columbia University, where famed investors Ben Graham and David Dodd taught.

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  A list of books about Buffett

At least 47 books are in print with Buffett biography book or Buffett's name on the title, according to a report in USA Today from October 2008. According to the Wall Street Journal, George Jones, the CEO of Borders Books, only the Dalai Lama, world leaders, and presidents appear in many titles. One of Warren Buffett's favorite books is a collection of his essays called The Essays of Warren Buffett, which he said is "a coherent arrangement of thoughts from my letters to shareholders every year".

Here are a few best-selling warren Buffett biography books:

  • A Fortune Magazine book, Tap Dancing to Work: Warren Buffett on Practically Everything, 1966-2012, Carol J. Loomis.
  • Warren Buffett's Three Favorite Books by Preston Pysh. (An interactive book with links to Buffett's Books for online videos).
  • Lowenstein, Roger, Warren Buffett, Making of an American Capitalist.
  • The Warren Buffett Way, by Robert Hagstrom.
  • The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life, by Alice Schroeder. (Written with Buffett's cooperation.)

  TV and film

Buffett has also appeared in countless films and television programs, both documentary, and fiction, in addition to his many television appearances on news programs. In addition to Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010), The Office (U.S.), All My Children, and Entourage (2015), he has made numerous other appearances in film and television. In addition to his ten appearances on Charlie Rose, Buffett was the subject of the HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett (2017) and BBC production The World's Greatest Money Maker (2009).