Warren Buffett is the most successful and followed investor of the world.
He has always been one of the wealthiest people in the world. Besides being richest, he is one of the most known people for donating personal wealth. Buffett was born in 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska of distant French Huguenot descent. Buffett graduated from Woodrow Wilson high school in 1947.
Buffett displayed an interest in business and investing at a young age. While still in high school, he made money delivering newspapers, selling golf balls and stamps and detailing cars, among other means. He formed Buffett Partnership Ltd. In 1956 and by 1965 he has assumed control of Berkshire Hathaway.
In 2008, Buffett became the richest person in the world, with a total NET worth of estimated at $ 62 billion by Forbes and at $ 58 billion by Yahoo, overtaking Bill Gates, who had been number one on the Forbes list for 13 consecutive years. Buffett is renowned for his wit and wisdom.
He has set various standards of simple living despite being wealthy men on Earth. Even though he is recognized as the world’s third richest man with a fortune of $ 46 billion, investor Warren Buffett, the ‘Wizard of Omaha’, still lives in the same modest home he bought in 1958 for $ 31, 500 only.