Wednesday, March 17, 2010
by Claire Obusan
Warren Buffett is the third-richest man in the world with a net worth of $47 billion.
Warren Edward Buffett was born in Omaha, Neb., on Aug. 30, 1930, the second of three children of Leila Stahl Buffett and Nebraskan politician and businessman Howard Buffett.
Even as a child, Buffett was already devising ways to make money. He delivered newspapers as a boy, worked at his grandfather's store and sold gum, Coca-Cola and weeklies door-to-door. At age 10 his father took him to New York as a birthday gift; the young investor asked to visit the New York Stock Exchange. He filed his first tax return at age 13, claiming a $35 deduction for his bicycle.
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