Warren E. Buffett

Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Warren E. Buffett

Warren E. Buffett

Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Overview
Career Highlights

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp.
Berkshire Hathaway Life Insurance Company of Nebraska

RelSci Relationships

4690

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

08/30/1930 - Omaha, NE

Age

88

Number of Awards

56

Estimated Net Worth

$75.6B

Interests

Bridge

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Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Executive Chairman at Berkshire Hathaway Energy Company

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Co-Founder at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Relationship likelihood: Strong

President & Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices New England Properties at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Assistant Secretary at Precision Castparts Corp.

Relationship likelihood: Strong

Co-Founder at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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Chief Executive Officer at National Indemnity Co.

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Founding Partner at 3G Capital Partners LP (New York)

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Fund Advisor at Legg Mason Partners Fund Advisor LLC

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Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary at Precision Castparts Corp.

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Warren E. Buffett
Chief Executive Officer at Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.
Family Members
Child
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Howard G. Buffett Foundation

Child
Former Vice President-National Liaison at Girls, Inc. of Omaha

Child
Co-President at NoVo Foundation

NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. We support the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively—to help create a caring and balanced world. We envision a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation, thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy, violence, and the subordination of girls and women. We avoid top-down models for the improvement of societies, but devote ourselves instead to an earnest search for fresh ideas that show unusual promise for significant impact. We are willing to venture where others are reluctant to go; we remain patient in developing sustainable solutions; and we wish to convene diverse stakeholders to address common challenges. We seek out these ideas from both traditional and non-traditional sources, including academic research and conversations with grassroots organizers.

Grandchild
Co-Founder at I(X) Investments LLC

I(X) Investments LLC operates as a holding company with interest in banking and financial services. It invests in renewable energy, green real estate development, housing, gender equality, technology and information, waste reduction, and food and agriculture sector. The company was founded by Trevor Neilson and Howard W. Buffet in 2015 and is headquartered in New York, NY.

Child-In-Law
Co-President at NoVo Foundation

NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. We support the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively—to help create a caring and balanced world. We envision a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation, thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy, violence, and the subordination of girls and women. We avoid top-down models for the improvement of societies, but devote ourselves instead to an earnest search for fresh ideas that show unusual promise for significant impact. We are willing to venture where others are reluctant to go; we remain patient in developing sustainable solutions; and we wish to convene diverse stakeholders to address common challenges. We seek out these ideas from both traditional and non-traditional sources, including academic research and conversations with grassroots organizers.

Child-In-Law

Sanford DeLand Asset Management Ltd. is a private company headquartered in Manchester, UK, that provides investment advice. It was founded in 2010 by Keith Richard Ashworth-Lord, he has been the CEO since that date.

Ex-Spouse, Deceased
Former Board Member at Make It Right Foundation

Development of affordable, green homes in economically challenged areas.

Education
MS in Economics
Class of 1951

Columbia Business School (CBS) is the business school of Columbia University in Manhattan, New York City. It was established in 1916 to provide business training and professional preparation for undergraduate and graduate Columbia University students. It is one of six Ivy League business schools and its admission process is among the most selective of top business schools.

BS in Business Administration
Class of 1950

The University of Nebraska–Lincoln (commonly referred to as Nebraska, UNL or NU) is a public research university located in Lincoln, Nebraska, United States. The university was chartered by the legislature in 1869 as a land-grant university under the 1862 Morrill Act, two years after Nebraska's statehood into the United States. Around the turn of the 20th century, the university began to expand significantly, hiring professors from eastern schools to teach in the newly organized professional colleges while also producing groundbreaking research in agricultural sciences. The "Nebraska method" of ecological study developed here during this time, which pioneered grassland ecology and laid the foundation for research in theoretical ecology for the rest of the 20th century. The university is organized into eight colleges, located on two campuses in Lincoln with over 100 classroom buildings and research facilities.

Attendee
Class of 1949

The Wharton School is the business school of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League university in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Wharton was the world’s first collegiate business school and the first business school in the United States. It was established in 1881 through a donation of Joseph Wharton.

Attendee
Class of 1947
Graduate

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Memberships
Member
Current

Established in 2005 by President Bill Clinton, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) convenes global leaders to create and implement innovative solutions to the world's most pressing challenges. CGI Annual Meetings have brought together more than 150 heads of state, 20 Nobel Prize laureates, and hundreds of leading CEOs, heads of foundations and NGOs, major philanthropists, and members of the media. The CGI Annual Meeting is held each September in New York City. CGI also convenes CGI America, a meeting devoted to economic recovery and job creation in the United States, and CGI University (CGI U), which hosts an annual meeting for undergraduate and graduate students who are developing commitments in their communities and around the world.

Member
Current

Founded in 1780, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences is an independent policy research center that conducts multidisciplinary studies of complex and emerging problems. The Academy’s elected members are leaders in the academic disciplines, the arts, business, and public affairs. With a current membership of 4,000 American Fellows and 600 Foreign Honorary Members, the Academy has four major goals: Promoting service and study through analysis of critical social and intellectual issues and the development of practical policy alternatives; Fostering public engagement and the exchange of ideas with meetings, conferences, and symposia bringing diverse perspectives to the examination of issues of common concern; Mentoring a new generation of scholars and thinkers through the Visiting Scholars Program and Hellman Fellowship Program; Honoring excellence by electing to membership men and women in a broad range of disciplines and professions. Click here to learn about our new members. The Academy's headquarters are in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With its geographically diverse membership, it conducts activities in this country and abroad

Member
Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Career History
Co-Founder
2010 - Current

The Giving Pledge is a campaign to encourage the wealthiest people in the world to make a commitment to give most of their wealth to philanthropic causes. The campaign specifically focuses on billionaires and was made public in 2010 by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates. The Huffington Post reported in April 2012 that "81 billionaires committed to giving at least half of their fortunes to charity". As of July 2013, 113 billionaire individuals and couples and one family group have signed the pledge.

Chief Executive Officer
Current

Berkshire Hathaway, Inc. engages in the provision of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, utilities and energy, freight rail transportation, finance, manufacturing, retailing, and services. It operates through following segments: GEICO, General Re, Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group, Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group, Burlington Northern Santa Fe, LLC, Berkshire Hathaway Energy, McLane Company, Manufacturing, Service and Retailing, and Finance and Financial products. The GEICO segments involves in underwriting private passenger automobile insurance mainly by direct response methods. The General Re offers underwriting excess-of-loss, quota-share, and facultative reinsurance. The Berkshire Hathaway Reinsurance Group segment consists of underwriting excess-of-loss and quota-share reinsurance for insurers and reinsurers. The Berkshire Hathaway Primary Group segment comprises of underwriting multiple lines of property and casualty insurance policies. The BNSF segment operates railroad systems in North America. The Berkshire Hathaway Energy segments deals with regulated electric and gas utility, including power generation and distribution activities, and domestic real estate brokerage and brokerage franchisor. The McLane Company segment offers wholesale distribution of groceries and non-food items. The Manufacturing segment includes industrial and end-user products, building products, and apparel. The Service and Retailing segment involves providing fractional aircraft ownership programs, aviation pilot training, electronic components distribution, and retailing. The Finance and Financial Products segment includes manufactured housing and consumer financing; transportation equipment, manufacturing and leasing; and furniture leasing. The company was founded by Oliver Chace in 1839 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Chief Executive Officer
2007 - ?

Berkshire Hathaway Assurance Corp. offers municipal and state bonds. The company was established in December, 2007 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Boards & Committees
Director
2016 - Current

Precision Castparts Corp. is a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products, and is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines.

Director
2000 - Current

Berkshire Hathaway Energy Co. operates as a holding company with interests energy business. It generates energy from coal, natural gas and steam, hydroelectric, wind, geothermal, nuclear, and black liquor resources. The company also offers residential real estate brokerage services; integrated real estate services, including mortgage originations and mortgage banking; title and closing services; property and casualty insurance; home warranties; relocation services; and other home-related services. The company was founded in 1971 and is headquartered in Des Moines, IA.

Member, Board of Directors
Current

Kraft Foods Group Inc. (NASDAQ: KRFT) is an American grocery manufacturing and processing conglomerate headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Northfield, Illinois. The company was formed in 2012 by a de-merger from Kraft Foods Inc., which in turn was renamed Mondelez International. The new Kraft Foods Group is focused mainly on grocery products for the North American market, while Mondelez is an international distributor of Kraft Foods snacks and confectionery brands. Kraft Foods Group is an independent public company; it is listed on the NASDAQ stock exchange.

Member, Board of Trustees
Current

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

Advisor, Board of Directors
Current

Nuclear Threat Initiative, Inc. provides nuclear awareness. It designs threat reduction projects that show governments the way and build momentum and support for action. The company was founded in 1948 and is headquartered in Washington, WA.

Life Trustee
Current

The Urban Institute is dedicated to elevating the debate on social and economic policy. For nearly five decades, Urban scholars have conducted research and offered evidence-based solutions that improve lives and strengthen communities across a rapidly urbanizing world. Their objective research helps expand opportunities for all, reduce hardship among the most vulnerable, and strengthen the effectiveness of the public sector.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$2.16B
2015

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation work with partner organizations worldwide to tackle critical problems in four program areas. The Global Development Division works to help the world’s poorest people lift themselves out of hunger and poverty. The Global Health Division aims to harness advances in science and technology to save lives in developing countries. The United States Division works to improve U.S. high school and postsecondary education and support vulnerable children and families in Washington State. And the Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. The approach to grantmaking in all four areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

$151M
2015

NoVo Foundation is dedicated to catalyzing a transformation in global society, moving from a culture of domination to one of equality and partnership. We support the development of capacities in people—individually and collectively—to help create a caring and balanced world. We envision a world that operates on the principles of mutual respect, collaboration, and civic participation, thereby reversing the old paradigm predicated on hierarchy, violence, and the subordination of girls and women. We avoid top-down models for the improvement of societies, but devote ourselves instead to an earnest search for fresh ideas that show unusual promise for significant impact. We are willing to venture where others are reluctant to go; we remain patient in developing sustainable solutions; and we wish to convene diverse stakeholders to address common challenges. We seek out these ideas from both traditional and non-traditional sources, including academic research and conversations with grassroots organizers.

Political Donations
$33.4K
2015

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

$25K
2014

Started by two volunteers in January 2013, Ready for Hillary quickly became a nationwide grassroots movement encouraging the former Secretary of State to run for president in 2016. Now, with over two million supporters and over 50,000 grassroots donors, Ready for Hillary is the vehicle through which Americans of all walks of life are expressing their support for a potential Hillary run. Every day, thousands more people are joining this movement, signing the petition encouraging Hillary to run, and showing her that if she decides to run for president, she will have a grassroots army of supporters behind her who are ready to help her win.

$32.4K
2014

DNC Service Corp. operates a political party. It is an organization which raises fund for the Democratic Party which has been a part of the U.S. political landscape. The company plans the presidential nominating convention, promotes candidates from the local to the national level and sets the party platform. DNC Service was founded in 1848 and is located in Washington, DC.

Investments
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Established in February 1995, BYD Company Limited specializes in IT, automobile and new energy. BYD is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries in the globe, and has the largest market share for Nickel-cadmium batteries, handset Li-ion batteries, cell-phone chargers and keypads worldwide. It is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries and it also has the second largest market share for cell-phone shells in the globe. BYD Auto becomes the most innovative independent national auto brand and leads the field of electric vehicles with unique technologies. In the field of new energy, BYD has developed green products such as solar farm, battery energy storage station, electric vehicle, and LED, etc. It will continue to lead the new energy revolution in the world! BYD has developed from 20 employees in 1995 to a corporation with more than 150,000 employees and 10 industrial parks across China in 2009, including sites in Guangdong, Beijing, Shaanxi, Shanghai, and Changsha, totaling nearly 15,000,000 sq. m. It also has offices in the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong and other regions. BYD's IT business has earned a large and stable customer base owing to its reliable product quality. Currently, its IT Business Unit's customers include international cell phone giants Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera, Phillips, prominent domestic cell phone companies Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, as well as cordless phone experts Vtech, Panasonic, and Sony. On January 22, 2003, BYD purchased Xi'an Tsinchuan Auto Co., Ltd. (now BYD Auto Co., Ltd.) and officially entered the auto industry. As a rapidly growing and innovative auto company, BYD's auto products and services include fuel and electric vehicles as well as auto molding and auto parts manufacturing. Its selection of vehicles include traditional high quality fuel vehicles F3, F3R, F6, F0, S8, G3, M6, L3, dual mode electric vehicles F3DM, pure electric vehicle e6 and pure electric bus K9. Dec. 15, 2008, F3DM, the world's first dual mode electric car independent of specialized charging stations, officially hit the market in Shenzhen. January 2010, pure electric vehicle e6 got approval from the government for launch; May 2010, the world's first pure EV taxies, BYD e6 taxies run into commercial operation. January 2010, BYD's pure electric bus K9 was developed successfully. BYD has secured its leading role in the global new energy vehicle business. BYD is now cooperating with the most experienced traditional car manufacture Daimler AG. BYD is committed to developing new green energy. It has developed solar farm, battery energy storage station, electric vehicle, LED and other green energy products. In the future, BYD will continue to lead the new energy revolution and help more countries in the world to get rid of oil pollution problems. All mankind will benefit from technological innovation! BYD will continuously progress, innovate, pursue excellence, and step into a brilliant future with its global partners

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West End Capital Management (Bermuda) Ltd. provides investment management services. The company was founded by Mark James Byrne in 1998 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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Awards & Honors
Rank #2
2017
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Rank #2
2017
Hurun - Global Rich List
Rank #3
2016
Forbes Magazine - The World's Billionaires
Events
Attendee
2013 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Attendee
Sun Valley, ID, United States
2012 Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference

The Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference is an annual conference hosted and wholly independently funded by private investment firm Allen & Company. The conference has taken place in Sun Valley, Idaho for one week each July since 1983. The conference typically features business leaders, political figures, and major figures in the philanthropic and cultural spheres.

Speaker
Berkeley, CA, United States
2007 Dean's Speaker Series