is a descendant of Deacon Samuel Chapin through the Catherine Chapin Bliss line and is my 10th cousin.
Warren Buffett is an American business magnate, investor, and
philanthropist. He is widely considered the most successful investor of
the 20th century. Often introduced as "legendary investor, Warren
Buffett", he is the primary shareholder, chairman and CEO of
Berkshire Hathaway. He is consistently ranked among the world's
wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in
2008 and is the third wealthiest person in the world as of 2011.
In 2012, American magazine Time named Buffett one of the most
influential people in the world.
Buffett is called the
"Wizard of Omaha", "Oracle of Omaha", or the "Sage of Omaha" and
is noted for his adherence to the value investing philosophy and for
his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. Buffett is also a
notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of
his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation.
On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.
He is often introduced with the formula "Ladies and Gentlemen, the legendary investor Warren Buffet"