Warren Buffett, born in 1930, is one of the most significant figures and investors in the history of finance, known as the "Omaha Oracle ”.
Its high-level financial activity began in 1962, with the acquisition of shares in Berkshire Hathaway (BRKB), a textile industry in decline, of which it will take check a few years later.
In the following years, it also acquired two insurance companies: the National Fire and Marine Insurance Company and the National Indemnity Company. Today Berkshire Hathaway is the world’s largest insurer after Switzerland’s Swiss Re and Germany’s Munich Re.
Buffett has been behind the acquisitions of major stakes in giants such as Coca Cola, Gillette, McDonald’s, Kirby Company and Walt Disney.
According to Forbes, Warren Buffett’s net worth amounts to $85.5 billion as of 04/19/2018, a fortune that places the investor third in the ranking of the richest men in the world after Jeff Bezos and Bill Gates .
Warren Buffett is also known for his generous charity and for leading a simple and frugal life despite his enormous wealth.