Howard Graham Buffett was born in 1954 in Omaha, Nebraska.
On his educational journey, Howard dropped out of three different colleges. While he never obtained a degree, he was later awarded an honorary PhD from Lincoln College and an honorary Doctorate of Human Letters from Penn State University.
Howard Buffett became a director at Berkshire Hathaway in 1992, the same year that became the president of Buffett farms. From 1992 until 1995, he served as Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman at Archer Daniels Midland Company. From 1995 until 2001, he served as director at GSI Group, Incorporated. Beginning in 1993 up until 2004, Buffett was a director at the largest coke bottling company in the nation, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and from 2002 until 2006 Buffett served as director of ConAgra Foods.
The Howard G. Buffett Foundation (HGBF) was established in 1999 with a focus on improving the standard of living in poor and secluded areas. Howard served as the president of the foundation from its creation until 2013, when he became the Chairman and CEO. His other current positions include being a director at Coca-Cola and a member of the Nature Conservation Trust.
Probably the most impressive feature of Howard’s history, though, is his many accolades. Other than his honorary degrees, the younger Buffett has received the Order of the Aztec Eagle Award, which is the highest award available to foreigners from the Mexican government, as well as the Will Owen Jones Distinguished Journalist of the Year Award, World Ecology Award, National Farmers Union Meritorious Service to Humanity Award, the Leader in Agriculture Award, the International Quality of Life Award, Columbia University’s Global Leadership award, and many more.
Howard Buffett, much like his father, has plenty of experience with philanthropy. Aside from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, he founded the Nature Conservation Trust and the International Cheetah Conservation Foundation, and has served (or currently serves) on the board for the World Wildlife Fund, the Illinois and Nebraska Chapters of the Nature Conservancy, and the National Geographic Council of Advisers.