Warren Buffett

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  • Sidney Buffett Moves

    Sidney Buffett Moves
    Sidney Buffett moved to Omaha to join his maternal grandfather, a key point in the oracle's history
  • Ernest Buffett Birth

    Ernest Buffett Birth
    Son of Sidney
  • Ernest marries Henrietta

    Ernest marries Henrietta
    Ernest beats out his larger brother Frank in the competition for Henrietta and had 5 children.
  • Stella Stahl went insane

    Warren's grandmother was admitted into the Nebraska state insane asylum.
  • Howard Buffett was born

    Howard Buffett was born
    Warren's father entered the world
  • Astrid Menks was born

    Astrid Menks was born
    Astrid Menks was born in West Germany
  • Met Susan Thompson

    Went on his first date with Susan Thompson after his sister set them up
  • Wrote to his Aunt Dorothy

    Wrote to his Aunt asking for her permission to proceed farther with Susan
  • Warren made large gains

    By the end of 1951 he had gained 25% on his wealth, from $9,804 to $19,738.
  • Warren gets a job offer

    Warren gets a job offer
    Warren wrote an article titled "The Security I Like Best" this article got the attention of Bill Rosenwald and he offered him a job in money management in NYC
  • Warren gets married

    Warren gets married
    Warren Marries Susan
  • Buffett started buying berkshire stock

    Dan Cowin approached Warren about buying Berkshire stock and he did even after 9 years of losses
  • Owns $4.3 million of American Express stock

    Owns $4.3 million of American Express stock
    By 1965 this ownership took up one-third of their portfolio
  • Buffett, Munger, and Gottesman started Diversified Retailing Company

    Buffett, Munger, and Gottesman started Diversified Retailing Company
    DRC was a holding company that specialized in retail and Bufett ownded 80% of it.
  • Susan wants to scale back

    Susan wants to scale back
    Warren and Susan hit the $8-10 million mark and Susan wanted him to slow down so her family would like him but he did not comply
  • Warren ends the cotton industry in Rhode Island

    Warren ends the cotton industry in Rhode Island
    Buffett permanently shut down the King Philip division of the cotton industry and ended the cotton industry in Rhode Island
  • Susan starts her singing career

    Susan starts her singing career
    Susan gets her first gig at Omaha's French Cafe
  • Buffett and Munger bought the daily newspaper

    Buffett and Munger bought the daily newspaper
    They bought the daily newspaper as there largest purchase to date at $35.5 million
  • Buffett was proven innocent

    Buffett was proven innocent
    Buffett was innocent of buying the daily news just to put the Courier out of business
  • Buffett and Munger receive huge losses

    Buffett and Munger receive huge losses
    By the end of 1980 Buffett and Munger have suffered $10 million in losses
  • Stock repricing cost Buffett a ton

    stock-option repricing cost Buffett a fortune
  • New York Times calls out Buffett

    New York Times calls out Buffett
    Take notice of Buffett claiming he is a simple Midwesterner while he was hanging around top tier celebrities
  • Warren adds Howie to the board

    Warren adds Howie to the board
    Warren adds howie to the board saying he will become non-exec chairman after Warren's death
  • Berkshire stock doubles

    His stock doubled and he was now worth over $8.5 billion
  • Buffett foundations doubled their donations

    Their donations which had previously been $3.5 million a year now doubled to around $7 million
  • General Re turns it around

    General Re which had previously been terrible for Buffett and almost ruined his reputation had turned it around and posted a profit in 2003
  • The Korean Market

    The Korean Market
    Warren receives a book on the Korean market. Just what he was looking for, a not well known and undervalued market. He taught himself the number system and sifted and sorted through the Korean accounting system
  • Susan Buffett dies

    Susan Buffett dies
    Susan Buffett tragically passes away in her hospital bed
  • Osberg travels to Omaha

    Osberg traveled to Omaha to speak to Warren about donating to the Gate's foundation and really got him thinking about making a donation.
  • Warren gives up his fortune

    Warren gives up his fortune
    Buffett donated 85% of Berkshire Hathaway stock--- worth $37 billion. Five of every six shares would go to the Gates foundation. No donation this large has ever happened in philanthropic history.