Howard Warren Buffett
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Howard Warren Buffett
Howard Warren Buffett is the executive director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private philanthropic foundation that funds initiatives aimed at improving the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations.
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Howard Buffett Leaving Coke Board to Focus on Philanthropy
ABC News - 3 months
Howard Buffett is planning to step down from the Coca-Cola Co.'s board, so he can spend more time running his foundation that focuses on improving agriculture in the developing world
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Howard Buffett Won't Seek Re-Election to Coca-Cola's Board
Wall Street Journal - 3 months
Coca-Cola Co. director Howard G. Buffett, the oldest son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, won’t seek re-election in April, the company said Thursday.
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Buffett’s Grandson Seeks Own Investment Route: Social Change
NYTimes - over 1 year
Hoping to build on his family’s legacy, Howard Warren Buffett has co-founded i(x) Investments to put capital to work in ways he hopes will improve the world.
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Westminster Forum: Howard Buffett on ending global hunger
NPR - over 3 years
Howard G. Buffett and his son Howard W. Buffett speak at the Westminster Town Hall Forum about their efforts to fight global hunger and improve access to clean water and reform agriculture. Buffett's new book about global hunger is titled, "40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World."
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8 Questions for 3 Buffetts
NYTimes - over 3 years
Warren Buffett, his son Howard Graham Buffett and grandson Howard Warren Buffett discuss the effects of inefficient markets, technology, tax policy and Berkshire Hathaway.
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Feeding 1 Billion People Through Agriculture Finance
Huffington Post - over 3 years
If feeding a continent were a simple equation, no one in Africa would go hungry. Its landmass exceeds that of China, Western Europe, India, Argentina and the continental U.S. combined, with enough arable land to feed 2.5 billion people. With a population of 1 billion, Africa should have plenty of food to spare. It should be the largest exporter of food in the world. Unfortunately there are many factors disrupting this equation in Africa, preventing it from functioning efficiently and leaving millions of people hungry. At Opportunity International, we believe agriculture finance is the missing link to bridge the gap from food scarcity to security. Most farmers in Africa are smallholder producers who raise one crop per year and have little to sell beyond what feeds their family, if that. They operate at just 40 percent efficiency because they can't afford quality seed or reach reliable markets. Lack of irrigation leaves farmers at the mercy of an unpredictable climate. And so ...
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Howard Buffett Battles Hunger, Armed With Money And Science
NPR - over 3 years
Warren Buffett's son, Howard, is using his foundation, stocked with $2 billion of his father's money, to address hunger in the U.S., as well as globally. He's trying to use his farming experience to help farmers be more productive and to get more food into the hands of those who need it most. » E-Mail This     » Add to
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PHOTOS: Most Food-Insecure U.S. Counties
Huffington Post - over 3 years
For as much wealth as the United States has, there are millions who struggle to get enough to eat. Feeding America, a nonprofit that combats hunger, released its 2013 nationwide food insecurity study last week, and the numbers are grim. The report uses USDA research data from 2011 to zero-in on child hunger at the local level so that local groups can more effectively address the problem. The study was supported by the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, which works to combat poverty worldwide. Click through the slideshow below for the 17 U.S. counties with the most children who are food-insecure. California has more counties -- a total of six -- on the list than any other state. Los Angeles County, the most food-insecure county of all, has a whopping 643,640 hungry children, which is nearly double what the second most food-insecure county has. Feeding America also released an interactive map that shows food insecurity rates across the country. The nonprofit defines a ...
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Buffett Sketches In Berkshire's Next Era
Wall Street Journal - almost 4 years
Warren Buffett went further than he has in the past in outlining what Berkshire Hathaway will look like after he is gone, and made clear that he expects his son Howard Buffett to be the guardian of its culture.
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Doug Kass Questions the Berkshire Boys (Update 5)
The Street - almost 4 years
OMAHA (TheStreet) -- 3:50 p.m. EDT The sixth and final question that Doug Kass asked Buffett was about why he chose his son Howard Buffett to become the executive chairman once Warren is gone. Kass pointed to Howard's lack of experience as a risk to the future of the company. Howard has never run a large diversified business; he has never made material stock investments or worked on a major acquisition. Buffett explained that Howard was chosen to protect the future of the company. In the event that a mistake is made in who is chosen as CEO of the company, Howard's responsibility will be to right that situation. Howard's job would not be to run the business. Buffett noted that he believed it would be significantly unlikely that the wrong person would be chosen. ... Click to view a price quote on BRK.A. Click to research the Insurance industry.
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Counterparties: When two mandates aren’t enough - about 4 years
Welcome to the Counterparties email. The sign-up page is here, it’s just a matter of checking a box if you’re already registered on the Reuters website. Send suggestions, story tips and complaints to Should the Fed try to use interest rates to control not just inflation and unemployment, but financial markets too? In a speech earlier this week, Fed governor Jeremy Stein pushed for the Fed to change the way it approaches overheated markets, arguing that the Fed should consider raising interest rates to prevent financial bubbles. Along the way, Stein warned that the market for junk bonds and REITs might be overheating. Stein is honest about limitations of the Fed’s bubble-spotting abilities: “We should be humble,” he says, “about our ability to see the whole picture”. What’s more, even when Fed members do warn of possible bubbles, the Fed has been generally terrible at stopping them. As Neil Irwin points out, the Fed has generally been opposed to ...
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Buffett's kids use dad's ideas to invest in giving
San Francisco Chronicle - over 4 years
Buffett's kids use dad's ideas to invest in giving Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 9:34 a.m., Saturday, September 29, 2012 (AP) — As they work to give away part of Warren Buffett's roughly $47 billion fortune, his three children have adopted an approach that looks remarkably similar to their father's technique for making all that money. The Buffett children have all been running foundations their parents set up for them since the late 1990s, but they had to dramatically increase their giving after 2006 when Warren Buffett announced his overall giving plan and the children received their first annual gift of stock worth roughly $65 million to each of them. Howard Buffett regularly travels to poverty-stricken parts of the world to talk with farmers and check up on projects his foundation has funded, but the 57- ...
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Warren Buffett boosts pledge to 3 charities his children run to give them each $2.1B in stock
Fox News - over 4 years
Warren Buffett is celebrating his 82nd birthday by giving each of his three children a big present: about $600 million worth of his company's stock for their charitable foundations. Buffett announced the gifts in a letter made public Thursday, saying he is rewarding his children for the way they've run their foundations. The new contributions, added to previous gifts, mean they'll each receive about $2.1 billion in stock over time. In 2006, Buffett promised to give roughly $1.5 billion of Class B Berkshire Hathaway stock to each of the foundations his children run as part of a plan give the bulk of his fortune to charity. The biggest share of Buffett's $44.7 billion fortune will go to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Another sizable gift will go to the Susan Thompson Buffett foundation that Buffett created with his first wife. He did not change those pledges on Thursday. Buffett said he decided to increase the amount h ...
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Howard Buffett: Farming and finance
CBS News - over 4 years
Warren Buffett has chosen his son Howard to succeed him as non-executive chairman of his multibillion dollar holding company. But Howie, a farmer, is no chip off the old block.
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Berkshire Has Chosen Buffett's Successor As CEO, But That Person Doesn't Know It Yet
Business Insider - almost 5 years
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Berkshire Hathaway shareholders make their annual pilgrimage here this weekend, and this year they have to confront an uncomfortable truth: Warren Buffett, Berkshire's CEO and the greatest celebrity in investing, can't go on forever. Investors would rather not imagine life without the Oracle of Omaha, who is 81 and said last month that he had been diagnosed with prostate cancer. And he has no plans to leave the post soon. When the day comes, people who have studied the company say, Berkshire without Buffett will probably look a lot like Berkshire with Buffett. Berkshire, which owns roughly 80 subsidiaries that range from a railroad to an upscale kitchen products company, is already decentralized: Of its 270,000 employees, just 24 work at Omaha headquarters. The conglomerate has a succession plan in place. Berkshire will split Buffett's job into three when he's gone, and the board has chosen the next CEO — although Buffett has said that person doesn't know it ...
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Warren Buffett's son works on immigration reform
Chicago Times - almost 5 years
Howard Buffett, a Decatur farmer, says current laws hamper U.S. food production — Wearing a black fleece pullover and blue cargo pants, Howard Buffett loaded his jumpy Slovakian-born German shepherd Bolek into his Ford F-250 Super Duty and radioed his crew that he was on his way.
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Howard Buffett helps start rural feeding program
Seattle pi - almost 5 years
Howard Buffett helps start rural feeding program Associated Press Copyright 2012 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Updated 05:00 p.m., Thursday, April 19, 2012 (AP) — Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett, son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, wants to enlist fellow food producers in a new campaign to fight hunger in rural America. "Poverty and hunger in rural America is very much out of sight, out of mind," said Howard Buffett, who in 1999 established a foundation to help the world's needy. Buffett acknowledged in a phone interview that even his idea of challenging farmers to donate a share of their earnings isn't original. ADM will send postcards to 80,000 commodity producers who sell their crops through the company's network of grain elevators asking them to support the program, said Jen Hogan, manager of grain origination. "If you have to drive ...
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The Gates Foundation Uses Genetic Modification For Good - Truth about Trade & Technology
Google News - over 5 years
And now the foundation has joined the Monsanto Fund and the Howard Buffett Foundation in giving $11.9 million to the Virus Resistant Cassava For Africa (VIRCA) project, which is developing cassava varieties that can resist deadly viruses
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Howard Warren Buffett
  • 2015
    Age 31
    In November 2015, Buffett co-founded a new company, i(x) Investments that will invest in early-stage companies that address issues such as clean energy, water scarcity and sustainable agriculture.
    More Details Hide Details At the same summit, Buffett announced a five million dollar endowment from his great aunt, Doris Buffett, to the Learning by Giving Foundation (, an organization that partners with universities to create classes in philanthropy studies and donates $10,000 to be given by the students in each class. In his speech at the summit, Buffett referred to Learning by Giving as the first step in the implementation of the Social Value Investment model: ""Learning by Giving is an example of how a small change in the traditional paradigm can transform an entire sector: By simply empowering students to become problem solvers in their own communities, we maximize the impact of our efforts, encourage innovation, and inspire life-long engagements with philanthropy."
  • 2013
    Age 29
    In the fall of 2013, Buffett served as a co-professor teaching an Innovations of Public Management class at his alma mater at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.
    More Details Hide Details Buffett taught the course with program head William Eimicke.
  • 2009
    Age 25
    He has also served as a judge for the Collaboration Prize, the American Express 2009 NGen Fellows Program, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship’s business plan competitions.
    More Details Hide Details He is an active member of the Nebraska Society and a lifetime alumni member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA). He is also a published photographer. His work has appeared in National Geographic, World Wide Fund for Nature, and Encyclopedia of Earth.
    In 2009, Buffett was appointed to the United States Department of Agriculture, where he served as a special assistant in the Office of the Secretary.
    More Details Hide Details There, he managed the national expansion strategy for the Department’s $480 million Cooperative Extension Service program. Additionally, he was charged with identifying strategic external partnerships aimed at advancing the core mission areas of research, education, and economics. He also served on the five-year Strategic Planning Initiative, and represented the department in the White House Innovation and Information Policy Working Group. Upon completion of his service at the Department of Agriculture, Buffett served as a policy advisor in the Executive Office of the President of the United States at the White House, where he was responsible for the Cross-Sector Partnerships portfolio. In this role, he directed strategy development for cross-sector partnerships and innovation strategies aimed at enhancing collaboration between the White House, federal departments, agencies, corporations, nonprofits and foundations. After leaving the White House, Buffett became the director of agriculture development at the Task Force for Business Stability Operations under the U.S. Department of Defense, where he was tasked with designing and implementing a strategy for agricultural development in Afghanistan and Iraq under the leadership of Paul Brinkley.
  • 2008
    Age 24
    He went on to receive a master of public administration in advanced management and finance at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details He is married to Lili Thomas Buffett. They split their time between Omaha, Nebraska, and Decatur, Illinois. Buffett currently serves as the executive director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, a private family foundation focused on improving the standard of living and quality of life for the world’s most impoverished and marginalized populations. He has traveled to over 60 countries, often engaged in the humanitarian and agriculture development efforts of the Foundation. At the 2011 Social Good Summit in New York, Buffett introduced the concept of "Social Value Investing." Billed as a new paradigm for philanthropic engagement, the approach is premised on "tackling entire social problems (like food security or breast cancer) by systematically lining up nonprofits to tackle each part of the causal chain, from federal policy to victim resources."
  • 2006
    Age 22
    He completed his undergraduate studies in political science and communications studies in 2006 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, where he also served as the student body vice president.
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  • 1983
    Born on October 14, 1983.
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