Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American company “mogul” and investor. He was one of the most respectable investor of the 20th century.
Buffett is the chairman, CEO and biggest investor of Berkshire Hathaway, and regularly ranked amongst the world’s most affluent individuals.
He was ranked as the world’s most affluent individual in 2008 and as the 3rd most affluent in 2011. In 2012 Time called Buffett among the world’s most prominent individuals.
Buffett is called the “Wizard of Omaha” or “Oracle of Omaha”, or the “Sage of Omaha” and is kept in mind for his adherence to value investing and for his individual thriftiness in spite of his tremendous wealth.
Buffett is a significant philanthropist, having actually pledged to hand out 99 percent of his fortune to humanitarian causes, mainly by means of the Gates Foundation.
On April 11, 2012, he was identified with prostate cancer, for which he effectively finished treatment in September 2012.