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Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American investor, businessman, and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in history, the primary shareholder and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and in 2008 was ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of approximately $62 billion. In 2009, after donating billions of dollars to charity, Buffett was ranked as the second richest man in the United States with a net worth of $40 billion. Only Bill Gates is currently ranked higher than Buffett. Read More

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Tycoons Who Prefer Leaving Their Fortunes to Charity Rather Than Their Children

By IBTimes AU Special

Some wealthy people leave a large part of their fortune to their family and donate a little amount to charity. But some prefer to leave their fortune to charity rather than their children. (Jul 15)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, BILL GATES, MICHAEL BLOOMBERG

An American business tycoon Warren Buffett is the Chairman & CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. As of 2011, his holdings have been estimated at $39 billion.
86-Year-Old Sister of Warren Buffett Heads Foundation That Gives Away the Investment Guru’s Wealth

By IBTimes AU

Investment guru Warren Buffett, 83, is fulfilling his 2006 promise to share his wealth by tapping a foundation set-up by his 86-year-old sister Doris. The Sunshine Lady Foundation has seven women staff who go over the thousands of letters the billio... (May 28)

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Bill Gates
Bill Gates Could Become World's First Trillionaire

By IBTimes IN

Other contenders, who hold the potential to be the world's first trillionaire, include Mexican telecoms mogul Carlos Slim and legendary US investor Warren Buffett. (May 08)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BILL GATES, TELECOMS, INDIA, EMERGING MARKETS, LONDON

Bill Gates
Top 10 Richest People in the World: Bill Gates Overtakes Carlos Slim Helu; Sheldon Adelson, Christy Walton and Jim Walton in the List

By IBTimes IN

The number of billionaires in the world has increased from 1,426 in 2013 to 1,645 this year with the aggregate net worth up from $5.4 trillion to $6.4 trillion. Here is list of 10 richest people in the world. (May 03)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, WAL-MART, BILL GATES, ORACLE, LAS VEGAS SANDS, MEXICO

Moving Oil by Rail Safely Major Industry Concern
Buffett: Moving Oil by Rail Safely Major Industry Concern

By Reuters

Warren Buffett, chairman of conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway (BRKa.N), said on Wednesday that safety is a major priority for the rail industry, after a recent spate of accidents raised concerns about how to transport oil safely. (Apr 24)

MORE TOPICS: IBM, CRUDE OIL, NEW YORK, MANAGEMENT, INVESTMENT

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Bill Gates Wants China to Encourage Wealthy Chinese to be More Giving

By Reuters

China should do more to encourage wealthy Chinese to donate to charitable causes and to make philanthropy a common practice in the world's most populous country, Microsoft (MSFT.O) co-founder Bill Gates said on Sunday. (Apr 07)

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Climate Change: Australia Forecasts Hotter Climate, Longer Bushfire Season

By IBTimes AU

Climate change has been blamed to play a crucial role in the summer's heat wave. The Australian report released on March 4 suggested the country will experience a longer bushfire season caused by the continual rising of greenhouse gases. (Mar 05)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, CLIMATE CHANGE, DISASTERS, TONY ABBOTT

Mukesh Ambani, chairman of Reliance Industries Limited
Richest Indian Mukesh Ambani has $18.6 Billion; Richest Man on Earth Bill Gates has $76 Billion

By IBTimes IN

Mukesh Ambani, the chairman of India's Reliance Industries has emerged as the richest Indian with a net worth of $18.6 billion. (Mar 04)

MORE TOPICS: MICROSOFT, WAL-MART, BILL GATES, LARRY PAGE, MARK ZUCKERBERG, FACEBOOK, ORACLE

Bill Gates
Bill Gates Reclaims Top of Forbes Billionaire List from Mexican Mogul

By Reuters

Bill Gates has returned to the top of Forbes magazine's annual list of the world's richest people, as rising stock markets swelled the ranks of billionaires, which included a record number of women. (Mar 04)

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New York the Billionaire Capital of the World, Bill Gates the Richest Man

By IBTimes IN

According to China-based research firm's Hurun Global Rich List 2014, the US is now home to 481 billionaires, followed by China with 358 billionaires. (Mar 02)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, BILL GATES, RUSSIA, INDIA, NEW YORK, MEXICO