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Warren Buffett

Berkshire Hathaway

Net Worth $ 53.5 Billion
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  • Birthday30th Aug, 30
  • Birth PlaceUnited States
  • Marital statusMarried
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Buffett was born to Leila and Howard Buffett and was the second of three children. Starting from the career of a salesman in 1951 he became world's richest person in 2008. Warren Buffet is also known as "Sage of Omaha" for his austere lifestyle and "Oracle of Omaha" for his oracle of delphi like accuracy in stock picking.

He is also the global ambassador of charity in modern world, after taking pledge to donate 99% of his wealth to charity. He is also encouraging other billionaires to donate their money.

Every aspect of his lifestyle reflects practicability and application. Buffet has earned much notoriety for moving markets with his predictions, most recently musing over his disapproval of Kraft's acquisition of Cadbury. America's second-richest man also stars in an online cartoon series, The Secret Millionaires Club, which teaches kids about money.

Quotes

  • The perfect amount of money to leave children is enough money so that they would feel they could do anything, but not so much that they could do nothing.
  • Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.
  • I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
  • Take me as an example. I happen to have a talent for allocating capital. But my ability to use that talent is completely dependent on the society I was born into. If I'd been born into a tribe of hunters, this talent of mine would be pretty worthless. I can't run very fast. I'm not particularly strong. I'd probably end up as some wild animal's dinner.
  • A girl in a convertible is worth five in the phonebook.
  • "You know, if I'm playing bridge and a naked woman walks by, I don't ever see her."
  • Chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too heavy to be broken.
  • I don't look to jump over 7-foot bars: I look around for 1-foot bars that I can step over.
  • It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently.
  • In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
  • It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.
  • Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.

Did you know?

  • There is a bridge championship in name of warren buffett played annually between and US and pan European Team.
  • Sharon Osberg, A professional bridge player and buffett's Bridge partner was the first to persuade Buffett to use a computer — a task even his good friend Bill Gates couldn't pull off.
  • In 2007 he auctioned his only car, a 2001 Lincoln Town Car on eBay to raise money for Girls, Inc. It fetched US $ 73,200.
  • Warren Buffett has pledged to donate more than 99% of his wealth to various charities and has thus become face of philanthropy in modern world.
  • Mark Zuckerberg is the latest and youngest to join the Buffett's "The Giving Pledge".
  • Buffett charged interest on the money he spent to buy first property for his son, he also famously refused to give a small 40,000 US $ loan to his daughter for her kitchen rework.
  • Warren Buffett Disowned his 32 years old Granddaughter Nicole Buffett, who is a neo hippie by lifestyle and abstract painter by profession.
  • Warren Buffett was rejected at first by his mentor Ben Graham, because he wasn't a Jew.
  • Warren Buffett was rejected admission by Harvard Business School.
  • "The SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) investigated Buffett in 1974-1976 for manipulating penny stocks".
  • Warren Buffett still lives in the same house he purchased for his family in 1957.

Family & relationships

Warren Buffett Estates and Homes (3)

Heaven on earth

Laguna Beach home

The house in Laguna Beach's fancy Emerald Bay community was bought by Buffett in 1996 for $1,100,000 and used it for his vacations. He sold this property in 2005 for $5,450,000. This house is again on sale by the current owner on a low cost of $4.99 Million.

 

Location: This magnificent property is located  in ocean side of PCH with the panoramic view of endless ocean, hillsides and Catalina Island. The property is completely isolated from the metro life and is a perfect place to rejuvenate as it is located on a private cul-de-sac.

 

Accommodation: The house is built on a 3,103 Sq Ft and has four grand bedrooms and four bathrooms. It has glass walls so that the breathtaking view of the ocean is never missed from any angle of the house. The private neighborhood of Emerald Bay offers a superfluity of amenities like six companion tennis courts, luxurious spas, three beach volleyball courts etc.

 

Neighborhood: Although there are no prominent names in the list of neighborhood but many celebs often visit this place for vacation. 

The bedroom

The bedroom
Bedroom for guests and owner of mansion

Surprisingly modest

Surprisingly modest
Warren Buffets mansion was one of the modest homes on the planet

Pacific design

Pacific design
Pacific design of stairs

Extravagant architecture

Extravagant architecture
Full furnished extravagant architecture

The living room

The living room
The living room inherits all luxurious amenities

Warren Buffet's former house

Warren Buffet's former house
One of the luxurious mansions of Warren Buffet

Laguna Beach home

Laguna Beach home
Warren Buffett's former house in Laguna beach
Warren Buffett's home

Omaha home

Despite being the third richest person on the planet, Warren Buffet still prefers to stay rather humbly in his Happy Hollow neighborhood where he bought a home in 1958 for a measly sum of $31,500.

 

Location: Warren Buffett lives in his Omaha, Nebraska house. Omaha is the largest city in the state of Nebraska, United States  and has more than a dozen historic monuments. The house is a symbol of this billionaire’s viewpoint of a rationalize lifestyle.

Accommodation: The house is spread in the area of 6234 square feet and was built in 1921. It has 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and despite bieng owned by the third richest person it has no security guard and  no surveillance cameras. In 2005 the property was valued at $ 690,000.

 

Neighborhood: This humble house has ordinary upper middleclass neighborhood. Properties in that locality are listed from $500 to $650,000.

Old style home

Old style home
He bought the home in 1958 for a measly sum of $31,500.

Warren Buffet's abode

Warren Buffet's abode
Warren lives in an ordinary home of 5 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms

Omaha home

Omaha home
The house was built in 1921
Omaha Childhood House

Omaha Childhood House

The house in which Mr Buffett spent early years of his childhood was recently up for sale. The 1923 Sears house is a charming and well maintained house according to the previous owner. Buffett's parents moved into the house at 4224 Barker Ave. shortly after their wedding in 1925. Buffett was born in 1930 and lived in the house for several years.

 

Location: The house is located in Nebraska located on the Great Plains of the Midwestern United States.

 

Accommodation: The house is spread on 1,200-square-foot with the detached garage and fenced-in backyard in midtown Omaha. It is a conventional one and a half storey home with two bedrooms on the main level with hardwood floors. The living room and dining room feature the original 8-inch oak baseboards and built-in cabinetry. There are three walk-in closets.

 

Neighborhood: Although the house is not located in a posh area but is special since Warren use to live in this house. The house is located near Elmwood Park.

The front door

The front door
The simple and sober entrance

Most decadent woodwork

Most decadent woodwork
The woodwork is of various rare species from all over the world

Most decadent woodwork

Most decadent woodwork
Woodwork is of various rare species from all over the world

Flawless woodwoork

Flawless woodwoork
All woodwork is flawless

Warren Buffett Private jets (1)

The Indefensible

The Indefensible

One of world's top selling luxury Business jet Gulfstream IV SP can seat 16 people on its luxurious leather seats in very aesthetically designed ambiance. It is powered by Rolls-Royce Tay 611-8 engine, which can produce 13,580 lbf of thrust. This jet has cruising speed of 528 MPH and can travel 4,860 miles non stop at maximum altitude of 45,000 feet.

Long-range executive jet

Long-range executive jet
Buffet bird offers outstanding range, comfort, speed, and reliability

Warren Buffett's Indefensible

Warren Buffett's Indefensible
Rare image of the plane

Warren Buffett Hobbies (3)

Playing Bridge - a Card Game

This Quote "I wouldn’t mind going to jail if I had three cellmates who played bridge" by Buffett sums up his passion for Bridge.

Playing Ukulele

Ukulele was developed in Hawaii as one of guitar family of instruments, it has 4 strings instead of standard 6 in guitar. Warren Buffett played his ukulele and sing "Red River Valley" with the QSB at the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting in Omaha, Nebraska in 2008.

Philately

He is an avid stamp collector, According to Buffett, Philately is known for encouraging studiousness, thoroughness and an ability to see the bigger picture.

Warren Buffett Autos and Cars (1)

Lincoln Town Car

Lincoln Town Car

The “Berkshire Hathaway” chairman owned a 4-door luxury sedan “Lincoln Town car” which he later on auctioned off for charity purpose in 2007. Buffet’s classy sedan featured a 4.6 L Modular SOHC V8 Engine providing swift acceleration and state-of-the-art suspension offering comfortable ride. The six passenger majestic car incorporated spacious and luxurious roomier rear bench seat, contemporary electronic gadgets, gorgeous dash and console and separate audio and climate control for optimizing comfort and pleasure.

Luxurious amenity

Luxurious amenity
This extraordinary automobile is the ultimate in luxury, comfort and pleasure

Warren Buffett Wedding (2)

Susan Thompson Buffett image

Married to Buffett in 1952 and after 25 years of their marriage moved to San Francisco to work on her singing career. Susan and Warren remained friends and even vacationed together at times. Susan is said to have approved of Warren's relationship with Astrid. Gifts to Warren's friends and acquaintances often included notes signed by Warren, Susan, and Astrid.

Susan Thompson Buffett image

Susan Thompson Buffett image
Warrren Buffett's wife, who died in 2004
Astrid Menks image

Buffett's first wife Susie asked Astrid Menks, a restaurant hostess and sommelier she knew, to check up on her husband. Eventually, Astrid moved in. "Susie put me together, and Astrid keeps me together," was how Buffett came to explain things. After Susie's death in 2004, Warren and Astrid got married.

Astrid Menks image

Astrid Menks image
Warren and Astrid Menks's image

Warren Buffett Holiday Destinations(Getaways) (1)

Laguna Beach

Laguna Beach

Warren owned two beach houses here in past, and still owns one to spend his summers at Laguna Beach.Laguna Beach is the second oldest city in Orange County. Many artists and art lovers  have settled in Laguna hillside. 

Laguna Beach image

Laguna Beach image
Warren buffett's favorite holiday destination

Warren Buffett Cause (3)

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

In June 2006, he announced a plan to give away his fortune to charity, with 83% of it going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. which eventually became the largest charitable donation in history.

thegivingpledge

thegivingpledge

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the United States to make a commitment to give most of their money to philanthropic causes.

Lunch with buffett

Lunch with buffett

Every year Buffett accepts to have lunch with the winner of "Lunch with Buffett" auction and collections from auction goes to charity.

Warren Buffett Brands (1)

Warren Buffett

Dalian Dayang Trands

A Chinese clothing brand about which Mr Buffett’s disclosed in the China Daily that he owns nine Trands suits, and that he “loves” them, and that he has thrown out all his others.

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