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America's best-known and often-imitated investor studied under legendary investor Benjamin Graham at Columbia Business School in the 1950s, where he learned the basics of investing: to look at stocks as businesses, seek out companies with competitive advantages, and use the market's fluctuations to your advantage.
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Date of Birth: 8/30/1930
Hometown: Omaha, Nebraska
Education: B.S. in economics, University of Nebraska; M.S. in Economics, Columbia University
In 2006, Buffett announced plans to posthumously donate the vast majority of his fortune to charity, 83 percent of which will go to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.