Buffett is a business magnate, investor, speaker and philanthropist. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world with an estimated net worth of over $80 billion, which continually places him in the top three wealthiest people in the world. He was born in Omaha, Nebraska and attended the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School Business, later earning a degree from the Columbia Business School.
Buffett has been the chairman and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway since 1970, but it was his acquisition of Mid America Electrical in 1999 that lifted him to a whole new level in the business world. Today, Berkshire Hathaway owns the nation’s second largest real estate brokerage company, HomeServices of America with 43,000 real estate professionals operating in nearly 900 offices across 30 states with annual sales exceeding $137 billion. He expanded Home Service’s market impact in 2017 with the company’s acquisition of Long & Foster the largest real estate brokerage company by sales volume, including its business lines: mortgage, settlement services, insurance and property management.