Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Timeline of Warren Buffett, a legendary investor known for his long-term approach to stock market investing and his emphasis on value and quality. As the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, he has amassed immense wealth and influence while maintaining a folksy demeanor and a penchant for simplicity in his investment strategies.


August 30, 1930


Omaha, Nebraska, United States


Businessman, investor and philantropist


Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Later, he attended Columbia Business School at Columbia University for his Master of Science in Economics.
30 August 1930

Birth of Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett was born in Omaha, Nebraska. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and is known for his adherence to value investing.

01 May 1956

Creation of Buffett Partnership Ltd.

Warren Buffett created the firm Buffett Partnership Ltd. in Omaha, using $100 to establish the partnership. This became the early entity through which Buffett managed investments.

10 May 1965

Buffett's Control of Berkshire Hathaway

After disagreements with the management, Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway at a board meeting and immediately fired the then-president, Seabury Stanton.

01 May 1988

Coca-Cola Investment

One of Buffett's most notable investments was in Coca-Cola Company, where Berkshire Hathaway bought a $1 billion stake, amounting to 6.3% of the company.

25 June 2006

Philanthropic Pledge

Warren Buffett announced his plans to give away his fortune, with a commitment to donate 85% of his Berkshire Hathaway shares to five foundations, the largest contribution going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. 

01 October 2008

Buffett Invests in General Electric and Goldman Sachs

During the financial crisis, Buffett made notable investments in General Electric and Goldman Sachs, providing them with much-needed capital.

21 November 2010

Announcement of 'The Giving Pledge'

Buffett and Bill Gates announced The Giving Pledge, a campaign to encourage other wealthy individuals to commit to giving at least half of their fortunes to philanthropy.

12 December 2012

Cancer Treatment and Recovery

Buffett was diagnosed with stage I prostate cancer during a routine checkup. He completed radiation treatment in September 2012, and his doctors expected him to make a full recovery.

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