10 richest people on the planet
4. Warren Buffett
Chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway, the wily Oracle is a legend among the investment community. The publicly traded Berkshire operates a broad collection of businesses, including insurance (Geico), manufacturing (Clayton Homes), energy (MidAmerican Energy, Lubrizol) and service (NetJets). It also owns stakes in Coca-Cola, American Express, Procter & Gamble and Wells Fargo.
Did you know?
In 1945, in his sophomore year of high school, Buffett and a friend spent $25 to purchase a used pinball machine, which they placed in the local barber shop. Within months, they owned several machines in different barber shops. Some guys got it.