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12 Interesting facts about Warren Buffett

  • Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate that controls more than 60 businesses, including insurer Geico, battery manufacturer Duracell, and food chain Dairy Queen.

  • Buffett is the son of a US politician, and he began investing in stocks at the age of 11 and filing taxes at the age of 13.

  • He has pledged to give away almost 99 percent of his fortune. He has handed out more than $41 billion so far.

  • Buffett holds a small number of stocks. Those he owns, like as Johnson & Johnson, Kraft, Wells Fargo, and The Coca-Cola Company, he aims to keep "forever."

  • "I never try to earn money on the stock market," he famously declared. I purchase on the idea that the market may close tomorrow and not reopen for ten years."

  • The remaining 20% of the shares were distributed to Buffett's three children, Susan, Howard, and Peter, as well as the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, which was established to memorialise his late wife.

  • Buffett is a bridge player who enjoys it a lot. He plays bridge online at least four times a week, while fellow billionaire Bill Gates uses the alias "Chalengr" and Buffett uses the alias "T-Bone."

  • He asserted that his finest investment was not in a stock or a company, but in a book written by Benjamin Graham in 1949 called "The Intelligent Investor." He claims that the book had a significant impact on his life.

  • Buffett still resides in the same house he bought for $31,500 in Omaha's Dundee-Happy Hollow Historic District in 1958, where he grew up. Buffett claims to have everything he requires at his home. He doesn't have a fence or a wall around his home.

  • Warren Buffett said in June 2006 that he will donate 85 percent of his fortune to charity. He has often stated that rather than hoarding money for himself and his family, he prefers to "do good." The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation will get more than 80% of the shares.

  • He and Gates developed the Giving Pledge in 2010, which asked billionaires to pledge to donate half of their fortune to philanthropic organisations.

  • Buffett said in an interview with Fortune that he is "one-quarter Coca-Cola." "Coca-Cola accounts for a fourth of my daily calorie intake of 2,700. At least 5 12-ounce servings are consumed by me. It's something I do every day."

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