Known far and near as one of the richest men in the world, Warren Buffett is someone that people listen to and trust to tell them the truth. He and his two sisters were taught to be honest and hardworking by their parents and he has passed along those attributes to his children. They have all three contributed much to society, each in their own way.
Warren Buffett was born to Howard and Leila Buffett in Omaha, Nebraska. As the middle child and only son, he grew up between two sisters who were, according to Warren, smarter than him with better personalities. Warren, Doris, and Roberta (Bertie) Buffett lived in Omaha, Nebraska during their early childhood while their dad worked at the small brokerage firm, Buffett-Falk & Co. that he had founded. When Howard became a United States congressman, Warren was twelve years old. The family moved to Washington DC at this point. Their mother, Leila, was a homemaker who worked tirelessly in her husband’s campaigns for Congress and was completely devoted to him. She was bright and popular with a volatile side that no one outside their home ever saw.
Warren met Susan Thompson through his sister Roberta, who was her roommate. Since she was seeing someone else, it took some time for Warren to win her over. They were married in 1952 and their daughter, Susan Alice, was born the next year. Howard Graham came along in 1954 and Peter Andrew made his appearance in 1958.
Suzy left Omaha and Warren in 1977 but told him she would be “wherever you want me when you want me.” They remained married until her death in 2004. In her concern for Warren, Susie had introduced him to Astrid Latvian shortly after her departure from Omaha. The three of them stayed close and Warren married Astrid in 2006.