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Warren Buffett

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The Resume

    (August 30, 1930- )
    Son of a stockbroker and Congressman
    Attended the University of Pennsylvania
    Transferred to the University of Nebraska
    Attended Columbia University and studied under famous investors Ben Graham and David Dodd
    Graduated and worked at his father's brokerage
    Married Susie Thompson (1952-2005, her death)
    Founded Buffett Associates Ltd. (1956)
    By 1966, its assets had grown 1,156%
    Bought a stake in Berkshire Hathaway, eventually owning 49%
    Became Chairman of the Board (1970)
    Personal net worth exceeded $3.8 billion (1989)
    Berkshire Hathaway stock peaked at $80,000 per share during the 90s
    Net worth is $43 billion, making him the 2nd richest person in the world after Bill Gates (2004)
    Ability to predict market trends has earned him the nickname 'Oracle of Omaha'
    Owns stakes in dozens of companies including Coca-Cola, American Express, the Washington Post, Wells Fargo, Geico, and Dairy Queen

Why he might be annoying:

    He owns 11 copies of the same suit.
    He was married to Susan Thompson but lives with her friend Astrid Menks (to make it even stranger, they were all close friends and hang out together frequently), until Susie's death in 2005.
    He drinks 15 cans of Coca-Cola a day.
    He still lives in his old house (which he bought before becoming wealthy.)
    He makes billions of dollars every year but doesn't have much use for the money.
    He missed the investment opportunities of the dot-com frenzy.
    He refused to give stock tips to his friends while running Buffett Associates.
    He worked so many newspaper routes that by age 17, he had made the equivalent of $42,610 in today's dollars.

Why he might not be annoying:

    He earned his entire fortune.
    His will stipulates that 99% of his wealth will be distributed to 'good causes.'
    While studying in Pennsylvania, he often found that he knew more than his professors.
    He isn't an ostentatious spender and keeps most of his money locked up in Berkshire Hathaway stock.
    He is a big fan of airplanes.
    He created an organized program that sent money to charities designated by shareholders based on the number of shares they owned.
    He graduated from high school in only 3 years.
    At 6 years of age, he started buying products and reselling them for a profit.
    He can calculate huge numbers in his head, a feat noted by most people who meet him.
    He keeps his private life out of the media.
    He said that 'Risk comes from not knowing what you're doing.'

Credit: Wang

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Year In Review:

    For 2024, as of last weekly ranking, Out of 33 Votes: 21.21% Annoying
    In 2023, Out of 1591 Votes: 58.77% Annoying
    In 2022, Out of 618 Votes: 59.22% Annoying
    In 2021, Out of 66 Votes: 43.94% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 159 Votes: 42.14% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 77 Votes: 48.05% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 28 Votes: 35.71% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 45 Votes: 57.78% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 8 Votes: 37.50% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 30 Votes: 80.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 46 Votes: 47.83% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 60 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 64 Votes: 53.12% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 82 Votes: 71.95% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 161 Votes: 65.84% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 101 Votes: 69.31% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 89 Votes: 65.17% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 133 Votes: 44.36% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 191 Votes: 42.41% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 233 Votes: 45.92% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 430 Votes: 47.21% Annoying