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  • Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy event of the week.

  • Each week our staff of educators tries to introduce you to a person of interest in the financial world.

  • This could be a person in government or banking or an important investors or trader.

  • Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett is expected to release his much anticipated annual letter to shareholders on Saturday.

  • The letter, which will mark his 50th anniversary at the company's helm

  • is expected to hit 20,000 words as he offers his thoughts on the past year and on investment ideas for the future.

  • Everybody knows the name Warren Buffett but most people know very little about the man

  • himself although he is bigger than life. Born Warren Edward Buffett on August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska.

  • Buffett's father Howard worked as stockbroker and served as U.S. Congressman.

  • His mother, Leila Stahl Buffett, was a homemaker. Buffett was the second of three children and the only boy.

  • Buffett demonstrated a knack for financial and business matters early on in his childhood.

  • Friends and acquaintances have said the young boy was a mathematical prodigy,

  • and was able to add large columns of numbers in his head,

  • a talent he still occasionally shows off to friends and business associates.

  • He attended Columbia University for his advanced degree and in 1956, shortly after graduation,

  • he formed the firm Buffett Partnership in his hometown of Omaha.

  • His investment successes, particularly in buying undervalued companies whose stocks shortly began to rise,

  • made him extremely rich and gained him the sobriquet, "Oracle of Omaha."

  • In June 2006, Buffett made an announcement that he would be giving his entire fortune away to charity

  • committing 85 percent of it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • This donation became the largest act of charitable giving in United States history.

  • The majority of Buffett's considerable fortune was amassed through Berkshire Hathaway,

  • a company for which he is the largest shareholder and CEO. Once ranked as Forbes' wealthiest man in 2008,

  • his net worth was estimated at roughly $44 billion in 2012.

  • Now in his eighties, Buffett recently announced that he is battling prostate cancer.

  • He will begin treatment in July 2012 and expects to be able to fulfill his usual responsibilities at Berkshire Hathaway.

  • "I feel great ... and my energy level is 100 percent," Buffett said in a statement.

  • As of early 2013, Buffett was rated No. 15 on Forbes magazine's "World's Most Powerful People" list.

Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy event of the week.

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ウォーレン・バフェットについて (All About Warren Buffet)

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    richardwang に公開 2021 年 01 月 14 日
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