Warren Buffett is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and is often referred to as the smartest investor and diamond seller of the 20th century. The Omaha, Nebraska native has gotten the nickname the “Wizard of Omaha” for not only his immense wealth and being one of the smartest investors of our time, but Buffett loves tossing his money around to charities and other worthy causes.
Most recently the billionaire announced that he would be selling twenty-five laser cut diamonds that will have Buffett’s personal signature inscribed on them at his annual shareholders meeting in Omaha. The rare diamonds ranging from 0.75 to 5 carats will only be available for shareholders to purchase.
Warren Buffett The Smartest Investor And Diamond Seller Of The 20th Century
Buffett just doesn’t offer amazing opportunities to his shareholders, earlier this he rolled out a Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge to anyone that filled out a perfect bracket for NCAA March Madness. Its extremely difficult to fill out a perfect bracket for the NCAA tournament and nobody filled out a perfect bracket this year, so Buffett didn’t give away a billion dollars, but he did give away $100,000 to the top 20 contestants that got the most picks right.
Back in the 1960′s Buffett made his millions by aggressively buying shares in Berkshire Hathaway. The company originally started as a textile manufacturing company in Adams, Massachusetts but as Berkshire Hathaway began to fail as an textile producer Buffett purchased a large equity share in GEICO insurance and now manages a number of subsidiary companies including: BNSF Railway, Lubrizol, Dairy Queen, Fruit of the Loom, Helzberg Diamonds, NetJets, along with being a minority shareholder in numerous other companies.
The well-known philanthropist plans on giving on his fortune to charity when he dies and has already pledged the majority of his money to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Warren Buffett, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg have all promised to donate more than half of their wealth to charity over the span of their lifetime.
In 2012 Buffett was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but he successfully completed the treatment and appears to be in good health. The 83-year-old man has been named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people in the world and he’s a symbol for future business leaders to follow.
Who Is Warren Buffett? The Smartest Investor And Diamond Seller Of The 20th Century.