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The Snowball

  • Howard Buffett

    Howard Buffett
    Warren Buffett's father is born.
  • Warren Buffett is born

    Warren Buffett is born
    On August 30, 1930 Warren Buffett is born his parents are Howard and Elizabeth
  • Warren's First Business

    Warren's First Business
    Warren sold gum packs and Coca-Cola six packs he got from his Grandfathers grocery store.
  • Howard Buffett Wins Election

    Howard Buffett Wins Election
    After a long competitive election, Warren's father is elected as a Congressmen for Nebraska. This is a big step for both Howard and his family having to transition to Washington D.C.
  • Warren finds his love for books, and rules for life.

    Warren finds his love for books, and rules for life.
    Warren had found his love for reading when he found his grandfather's book collection. There he read many books by many business leaders, his favorite being How to Win Friends and Influence People. This book gave him some rules which he would use in the rest of his successful business life.
  • Warren graduates high school and goes to Penn University.

    Warren graduates high school and goes to Penn University.
    Goes to college and has a hard time adjusting, Warren becomes involved in a fraturnity and a Young Republicans club where he'd later become the president of it.
  • Warren goes to Colombia University

    Warren goes to Colombia University
    Warren applies to Colombia and wants to have Ben Graham as a professor. He also invests in GEICO after going to learn about it and talking to Davidson.
  • Warren goes out with Miss Nebraska.

    Warren goes out with Miss Nebraska, he also met Susie Thompson after being set up on a blind date by his sister.
  • Warren graduates from Colombia.

    Warren graduates from Colombia and goes back to Omaha where he fufills his duty to the National Guard.
  • Warren goes to his first seminar with Professor Graham.

    One of the first lessons learned by Warren was the value of a comany and wether or not it was worth more dead than alive.
  • Warren fufills duty to the National Guard.

    Warren fufills duty to the National Guard.
    Warren chose to go into the National Guard rather than fighting in Korea. He felt it was not well suited for him but finished it.
  • Warren takes the Dale Carnegie class, overcoming his fear of public speaking.

    Warren gave the instructor, Wally Keenan $100 and told him to take it before he changed his mind. Finishing this class is an accomplishment that Warren is still very proud of today.
  • Warren begins to sell stock at his own Buffett-Falk firm.

    Warren decides to open his own firm, the Buffett-Falk firm. He started out by selling his favorite stock to the safest people he knew.
  • Warren and Susie get married.

    Warren and Susie get married.
    Warren Buffett and Susie Thompson are married in Omaha.
  • Susan Alice Buffett is born

    Susan Alice Buffett is born
    Warren and Susie Buffett have their first child, Susan Alice Buffet.
  • Warren is hired at Graham-Newman

    After 2 years of consistant correspondance with Ben Graham, he suggested stock ideas and preiodiclaly visit Graham-Newman in New York he was offered a job.
  • Howard Buffett is born.

    Howard Buffett is born.
    Howard Graham Buffett is born the middle son.
  • Peter Buffett is born

    Peter Buffett is born
    Warren and Susie's youngest son is born, Peter Buffett.
  • Warren combines all invested partnerships into a single entity.

    This was a high point in Buffett's career with the new Buffett Partnership, starting the year with net assets of $7.2 million. Within six years of his partnership he was able to grow larger than Graham-Newman.
  • Susie becomes a leader in Omaha and the civil rights movement.

    With Warren and Susie's relationship starting to strain she becomes more involved within the community.
  • Warren buys stock for his children in Berkshire Hathaway.

    Warren buys stock for his children in Berkshire Hathaway.
    Warren had never told his children of his wealth because he wanted them to live a modest lifestyle and make it on their own. When they were old enough he made the decision to buy them stock in Berkshire Hathaway as to help them with investing and future philanthropy paths they took.
  • Warren goes under investigation by the SEC

    Warren goes under investigation by the SEC
    The investigation looked into Warren's trades and whether or not there was sign of insider trading or various illegal activites proving Warren's success. There was nothing found.
  • Susie decides to pursue singing career.

    Susie decides to pursue singing career.
    Susie preforms for the first time in front of a crowd and begins to pursue singing, slowly drifting from Warren in Omaha.
  • Warren's fascination with Kay Graham continues.

    Warren's fascination with Kay Graham continues.
    Warren had met Kay a few years earlier, is now becoming more distracted by her which is causing his attention towards Susie to strain.
  • Astrid begins to take care of Warren.

    Astrid begins to take care of Warren.
    After Susie introduces Astrid Menks and Warren to each other she leaves for San Fransisco. Astird and Warren hit it off and she lives with Warren caring for him.
  • Buffett starts to by Coca-Cola.

    Buffett starts to by Coca-Cola.
    Buffett loves Coca-Cola and decides to invest in the comany.
  • Buffett and Gates meet for the first time.

     Buffett and Gates meet for the first time.
    Buffett and Gates meet at a dinner hosted by gates parents. They become instant friends.
  • Bill Gates is put on board of directors for Berkshire Hathaway.

    Bill Gates is put on board of directors for Berkshire Hathaway.
    Warren decides to put Bill Gates as a director for Berkshire Hathaway.
  • Susie passes away.

    Susie passes away.
    Susie dies unexpectedly of a stroke, greatly affecting all of those closest to her.
  • Warren Buffett contributes to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    Warren Buffett contributes to Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
    Warren Buffett pledges $37 million to the Bill and Melina Gates Foundation.
  • Warren marries Astrid

    Warren marries Astrid
    Warren and Astrid get married in a private ceremony at Susie Alice Buffett's house.
  • Warren Buffett crowned the richest man on earth.

    Warren Buffett is one of few ever to be one of the richest people in the world.