CEO Today Top 50 – Warren Buffett
CEO Top 50
Name: Warren Buffett
Net worth: Approx. $83 billion
Company: Berkshire Hathaway
Bio: It’s not hard to believe that philanthropist and business magnate, Warren Buffett, is considered one of the most successful investors in the world – in his youth, he attended the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the pursuit of business and investing and invested in a 40-acre Omaha farm as a freshman. When Berkshire Hathaway began selling class A shares on May 29, 1990 with the market closing at $7,175 per share, Buffett became a billionaire.
In 2008, he was ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of approximately $62 billion, only dropping by a place to second a year later after donating billions of dollars to charity. Buffett is dedicated to philanthropy, having donated almost $32 billion so far and signing a promise with Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg they called the “Gates-Buffett Giving Pledge”; a promise to donate at least half of their wealth to charity, and invite others with great wealth to do the same.
“Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”