Skip to comments.Who Is Howard Buffett? 60 Minutes Gives Glimpse (tapped to succeed his father, Warren)
Posted on 12/11/2011 11:13:44 PM PST by WilliamIII
mericas second richest man, Warren Buffett, announced on 60 Minutes tonight that his son Howard would succeed him as chairman of Berkshire Hathaway. News had leaked by Friday, as my colleague Clare OConnor reported, that Howie, as he is known to his family, would eventually become nonexecutive chairman, serving as guardian of the companys values but having nothing to do with the firms investment decisions.
I watched the interview with Leslie Stahl to learn more about Buffetts middle child but also to get a glimpse into the personal life of one of the worlds most successful men. It was at times quite revealing. Asked by Stahl about his fathers decision to tap him, Howard, 57, a corn and soybean farmer who still likes to get his hands dirty and spends hours on his tractor, admitted he was surprised.
So too was most of America. So what did we learn about his qualifications and the Buffett family? For starters, the three children had little idea growing up just how successful their father was. We knew he was a security analyst, recalls Howard, but says they didnt understand what that meant. His sister once told her class that their father was a security guard, not knowing the difference.
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gee, I thought he said he didn’t believe in just giving his kids money or generational wealth and that he was going to be giving all his money to charity and the rest in taxes....pfffffft..... f’ing hypocrite.
Check out the real Howard Buffet. This would be Warren Buffets father. He was a staunch Republican who served as Nebraska’s Representative to Congress. Ol hypocritical Warren is far to the left of him.
The guy is a yayhole...Mark Levin was really ripping him a new one a few weeks ago, it was great. He was calling him “Warren Buffay” saying he creates and produces nothing, only pushes paper around.
What a lair as usual.