Famous Quotes• “A public- opinion poll is no substitute for thought.”• “Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken”• “I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.”• “I don’t look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.”• “If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.”• “In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.”
Childhood• Warren Edward Buffett was born on August 30, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska, to his father Howard Buffett, who was a congressman, and his mother, Leila Buffett. He had two sisters; one older, one younger.• As a kid, Warren was extraordinarily good at solving large lines of numbers in his head. During his childhood, you’d find Warren making money on the streets, possibly selling Coca Cola.
Early Adulthood• In 1947, Buffett graduated from high school at the age of 17. When he did graduate from high school, he refused to go to college.• For two years, he unintentionally went to UPEN. Then he went back to Omaha and decided to continue his college years in the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for three more years.• Later, he applied to Harvard, but was not accepted, so he went to Columbia University, where he was taught by Ben Graham, the Chairman of GIECO corp.. Once again, he returned home after being turned down by Ben Graham for a job.• This time he met Susie Thompson. Then, in April of 1952, they got married and had three children.
Adulthood• In 1956, he started his own investment company, Buffett Associates, Ltd..• In the year of 1977, Warren Buffett and Susie separated, but didn’t actually divorce.• In June of 2006, Warren Buffett donated 85% of his wealth to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This donation was the greatest donation in U.S. history!• At the age of 76, Buffett re-married Astrid Menks, after Susie passed away seven years ago.• In 2008, Buffett was ranked as Forbes’ richest man in the world.
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