If you don’t already know, Warren Buffett is on the verge of turning 82 and he was unfortunately diagnosed with prostate cancer very recently. The good thing is that the third most wealthy man in the world does not plan on slowing down one bit due to this diagnosis. He does not plan on passing the reins of Berkshire Hathaway to his successor yet either, so you can trust that the Oracle of Omaha isn’t giving up whatsoever.
There are a lot of people who reach the age of Warren Buffett and begin to get all kinds of stressed out about their health problems, and they even often change their diet to help combat some of the health issues that they face. Warren Buffett hasn’t changed whatsoever and doesn’t intend to change this about himself either.
He plans to continue to eat all of his favorites such as hamburgers, French fries, strawberry shortcake, Cherry Coke, steak, hash browns and banana cream pie to name just a few. One other startling confession from many people that are close to Warren Buffett is that they’ve never actually seen him take a single sip of water. You may find that very hard to believe but it’s the absolute truth.
Warren Buffett’s successor at Berkshire Hathaway has already been chosen and disclosed at this very moment. But Warren and the rest of Berkshire Hathaway plan on keeping this person’s identity secret for the time being. The way things go in the business world, it is a fact that the stress and strife that come along with working as a high level executive could unfortunately cause the successor to pass on prior to Mr. Buffett. So it makes sense that they would want to keep this individual’s identity under wraps for the time being.
You probably know already that Buffett intends to give away the majority of his $44 billion fortune. Just a mere few days ago, he donated 18.4 million shares of his Berkshire Hathaway stock to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. The value of that stock is estimated at $1.52 billion. He also gave away a 1.2 million shares of Berkshire stock to his favorite three children’s foundations, as well as 1.8 million shares to his very own Buffett Foundation. And last but not least, he gave 10 shares each of Berkshire stock to 15 different schoolchildren that qualified in the finals of a business contest that he ran.