The Oracle of Omaha

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  • Birth of Warren Buffett

    Birth of Warren Buffett
    Born in Omaha, Nebraska. He had a knack for numbers at a young age. He visited his father's stockbrokerage shop when he was little, and chalked in the stock prices on the blackboard of his fathers office
  • First investment

    First investment
    At age 11, he bought 3 shares of Cities Service Preferred T $38 per share then sold them at $40 per share.
  • Running his own business

    Running his own business
    Age 13, he was a paperboy and selling his own horseracing tip sheets. Same year he filed his first tax return and claimed his bike as a $35 tax deduction.
  • Enrolls at University of Pennsylvania

    Enrolls at University of Pennsylvania
    Age 16, to study business. Buffet stayed two years and then moved to the University of Nebraska to finish up his degree. He emerged from college at age 20 with almost $10,000 from childhood businesses.
  • Earn Masters Degree from Columbia Business School

    Earn Masters Degree from Columbia Business School
    Post masters degree he sold securities for Buffett-Falk & Company for three years. He later worked as an analyst at Graham-Newman Corp. for his mentor for two years
  • Buffett forms the firm Buffett Partnership Ltd.

    Buffett forms the firm Buffett Partnership Ltd.
    Hometown of Omaha, NE
  • Assumes control of Berkshire Hathaway

    Assumes control of Berkshire Hathaway
    Utilizes techniques learned from Graham.
  • Founder dissolves Buffet Partnership

    Founder dissolves Buffet Partnership
    wants to focus more on development of Berkshire Hathaway. Expanded the company by buying assets in media (The Washington Post), insurance (GEICO) and oil (Exxon).
  • Giving money to Charity

    Giving money to Charity
    Buffet gave his entire fortune away to charity, committed 85 percent to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This became the largest act of charitable giving in the history of the United States
  • Giving Pledge campaign

    Giving Pledge campaign
    created by Buffet and Gates to recruit more wealthy people for philanthropic causes.
  • Buffett purchased H. J. Heinz

    Buffett purchased H. J. Heinz
    purchased with private equity group 3G capital for $28 billion. Latter additions to BH were: Duracell, Kraft food group which merged with Heinz in 2015
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    Buffett became director of BH

    Equally served as director of Citigroup Global Markets Holdings, Graham Holdings Company and The Gillette Company.