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Warren Buffett
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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer | Berkshire Hathaway Inc. at Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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I am a businessman and philanthropist. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., I have invested in a broad range of companies from See's Candies to Fruit of the Loom.

In 2006, I pledged most of my fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and to four charitable trusts created by my family. My gift to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation of 10 million shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock, to be paid in annual installments, was worth approximately $31 billion in June 2006. In 2010, I established The Giving Pledge with Bill and Melinda Gates. The Giving Pledge is an effort to help address society’s most pressing problems by inviting the world’s wealthiest individuals and families to commit to giving more than half of their wealth to philanthropy or charitable causes. We are inspired by the example set by millions of people who give generously (and often at great personal sacrifice) to make the world a better place.

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You’ve carefully cultivated your personal relationships. How has your philosophy towards partnerships and relationships developed?

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I run a company that has 24 people in the home office in Omaha and we have 285,000 people who work for us. We probably hav...
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What is a time when you doubted your career path and how did you move out of that into where you are today?

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I really didn't doubt my career path but there was a time where I was not functioning well. I was okay in some respects b...
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How do you recommend that male leaders and male peers engage in supporting women? Is it different for the two cohorts?

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For the leader, you have to take away the funhouse mirror and you have to realize that talent is scarce, and you'd better ...
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You’ve carefully cultivated your personal relationships. How has your philosophy towards partnerships and relationships developed?

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I run a company that has 24 people in the home office here in Omaha and we have 285,000 people working for us. We probably...

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Hi, Warren—could you tell us about a leap of faith moment in your professional life that defined the direction of your career?

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What advice would you give to soon-to-graduate undergrad students to prepare them for the workforce?

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How do you define success and what top three qualities are necessary for a person to achieve it?

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Interests

philanthropy, bridge

Work Experience

Foundation Trustee, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Professional Services
January 2006 – Present

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Professional Services
January 1964 – Present

Chief Executive Officer, Buffett Partnership Ltd.
Professional Services
May 1959 – May 1969

Education

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, Business
University of Nebraska, BA, Business
Columbia University, MA, Economics

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