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Career

Berkshire Hathaway
1970–present
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Multinational conglomerate holding company / Omaha, Nebraska USA
Buffett Partnership, Ltd.
19561969
General Partner Omaha, Nebraska USA
Graham-Newman Corporation
19541956
Securities Analyst New York, New York USA
Buffett-Falk & Company
19511954
Investment Salesman Omaha, Nebraska USA

Directorships

2006–present
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Seattle, Washington USA Foundation Trustee and Member of Management Committee
1970–present
Berkshire Hathaway Omaha, Nebraska USA Chairman, Board of Directors
The Urban Institute Washington, District of Columbia USA Life Trustee
2002–present
Nuclear Threat Initiative Washington, District of Columbia USA Advisor to the Board of Trustees
19682011
Grinnell College Grinnell, Iowa USA Lifetime Trustee / Helped school become the 49th wealthiest educational institution by his work on the Investment Committee
19892006
The Coca Cola Company Atlanta, Georgia USA Member of the Board of Directors
19962011
The Washington Post Company Renamed Graham Holdings Company Member of the Board of Directors and Lead Director
19871997
Salomon Brothers New York, New York USA Member of the Board of Directors

Professional memberships

1992–present
American Academy of Arts & Sciences Cambridge, Massachusetts USA Fellow

Professional affiliations

1983–present
Alfalfa Club Washington, District of Columbia USA One of approximately 200 members

Professional honors and awards

2013
Lifetime Achievement Award Forbes 400 Summit Philanthropy
Richest Americans Forbes Magazine Years: 2005, 2004, 203, 2002 and 2001
2011
Presidential Medal of Freedom President of the United States Business and Economics (Highest civilian award)

Community

Club memberships

Augusta National Golf Club Augusta, Georgia USA
Nationality
American
Politics
Democratic
Denomination
Raised Presbyterian. Now describes himself as agnostic.

Education

Primary school
Rose Hill Elementary School
Omaha, Nebraska USA
University
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, Nebraska USA Bachelor of Science Business Administration Graduated at the age of 19
University
Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA Business Administration 19471949 Joined the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity
Secondary school
Woodrow Wilson High School Washington, District of Columbia USA 19431947

Senior Yearbook picture reads-"likes math; a future stockbroker"

Other
New York Institute of Finance New York, New York USA 19501951
Master’s
Columbia Business School, Columbia University New York, New York USA Master of Science Economics
Native language
English

Family

Vital statistics

Birth information
August 30, 1930
Gender
Male
Place of birth
Omaha, Nebraska USA
Marital status
Married

Marriage

2006–present
Astrid Manks
19522004
Susan (Thompson) Buffett (deceased) 3 children Susan Alice Buffett (1953) Howard Graham Buffett (1954) Peter Andrew Buffett (1958)

Grandchildren & Great-grandchildren

Grandchildren
2 Howard Warren Buffett (1983), Nicole Buffett (adopted when her mother married Peter Andrew Buffett)

Parents

Father
Howard Homan BUFFETT (1903 - 1964)
Mother
Leila (Stahl) Buffett (1903 - 1996)

Grandparents

Father's father
Ernest BUFFETT (1877 - 1946)
Father's mother
Henriette (Duvall) Buffett (1873 - 1921)

Ancestry

Paternal ancestry from northern Scandinavia; maternal ancestry from Iberia (Spain) or Estonia, according to DNA testing