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9 Facts About Warren Buffett

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Warren Edward Buffett is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist.

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He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world.

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Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people.

A chief executive officer in American English or managing director in British English describes the position of the most senior corporate officer, executive, leader or administrator in charge of managing an organization.

A shareholder or stockholder is an individual or institution that legally owns a share of stock in a public or private corporation.

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is an American multinational conglomerate holding company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, United States.

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He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest in 2015.

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In 2012 Time named Buffett one of the world's most influential people.

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Buffett is often referred to as the "Wizard of Omaha" or "Oracle of Omaha," or the "Sage of Omaha," and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth.

Value investing is an investment paradigm that derives from the ideas on investment that Ben Graham and David Dodd began teaching at Columbia Business School in 1928 and subsequently developed in their 1934 text Security Analysis.

Frugality is the quality of being frugal, sparing, thrifty, prudent or economical in the consumption of consumable resources such as food, time or money, and avoiding waste, lavishness or extravagance.

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Buffett is a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the largest private foundation in the world, founded by Bill and Melinda Gates.

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On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, for which his doctors successfully completed treatment in September 2012.

Prostate cancer, also known as carcinoma of the prostate, is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system.

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Buffett is also active in contributing to political causes, having endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president during the 2016 campaign season.

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