10 things you should know about Warren Buffet
Today, the 30th of August, no doubt is a very significant day in the life of one man, his name; Warren Buffet. Widely regarded as the most successful investor of the 21st century, and consistently ranked among the world’s wealthiest people, Tolu George takes you through 10 things you may not know about the man who celebrates his 84th birthday today.
Wizard of Omaha
Buffet who was born and bred in Omaha, Nebraska and is popularly called the wizard of Omaha, he is also sometimes called the Sage of Omaha or the Oracle of Omaha.
Only son of parents
Born in 1930 to US congressman, Howard buffet and Laila buffet, Warren buffet is the only son of his parents, he has two other sisters, one of his sisters, Doris is famous for running the sunshine ladies foundation.
Married at age 22
Buffet got married in 1952 at age 22 to Susan Buffet (nee Thompson), they separated 25 years after their union, they were never divorced. Susan later died of cancer at age 72 in 2004
Remarried on birthday in 2006
Buffet remarried in 2006 on his 76th birthday to his long time girlfriend Astrid Menks. Menks, who ironically was introduced to warren by Susan buffet, was 60 as at the time they got married, although she had lived with warren since 1977.
Lived in Omaha since 1958
Buffet has lived in the same house in the central Dundee neighborhood of Omaha since 1958. He bought the house for $31500. It is said that there is no gate, security guard and surveillance camera protecting the home.
2008 richest Man
According to Forbes warren buffet was the richest man in 2008, he was at that time worth $62billion, he climbed past his friend bill gates, who had been world richest man since 1995.
Once diagnosed with cancer
Buffet in 2012 was diagnosed with prostate cancer, he was however treated at the Nebraska medical center.
Avid player of the bridge game
Buffet spends so much time playing the bridge game and was once quoted as saying ‘bridge is a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail if I had three cell mates who were willing to keep the game going 24hours a day’. He sometimes plays the game with bill gates.
Wears tailor made suit
Buffet wears tailor made suits by a Chinese company called Trands founded by Li Gulian. He started wearing the suits in 2009. He is said to have given out all his old suits to charity.
Practices the Agnostic religion
Buffet although raised Presbyterian now simply states that he is agnostic. An agnostic is a person who believes that the existence of a greater power, such as a god cannot be proven or disproved
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