9 Nov 06
An investor who became a legend Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American investor, businessman and philanthropist. Nicknamed the "Oracle of Omaha" or the "Sage of Omaha," Buffett has amassed an enormous fortune from astute investments, particularly through the company Berkshire Hathaway, of which he is the largest shareholder and CEO. With an estimated current net worth of around US$46 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the second-richest person in the world, behind only Microsoft chairman Bill Gates. In June 2006, he made the commitment to give away his fortune to charity, with 85% of it going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Buffett's donation was the largest act of charitable giving in United States history.