About Warren Buffett, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
Warren Buffett is a businessman and philanthropist. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Mr. Buffett has invested in a broad range of companies from See's Candies to Fruit of the Loom.In 2006, Mr. Buffett pledged most of his fortune to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and to four charitable trusts created by his family. His 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, Mr. Buffett 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 either during their lives or after their deaths. The idea takes its inspiration from efforts in the past and present that encourage and recognize givers of all financial means and backgrounds.