In 1999, Buffett was named the top money manager of the twentieth century in a survey by the Carson Group, ahead of Peter Lynch and John Templeton, and in 2007, he waslisted among
's 100 Most Influential People in the world.
Buffett first enrolled at The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, (1947–1949)where he joined the Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity. His father and uncles were AlphaSigma Phi brothers from the chapter in Nebraska. In 1950 he transferred to theUniversity of Nebraska where he received a B.S. in Economics.Buffett then enrolled at Columbia Business School after learning that BenjaminGraham, (the author of
The Intelligent Investor
), and David Dodd, two well-knownsecurities analysts, taught there. He then received a M.S. in Economics, ColumbiaUniversity, in 1951.Buffett has said:
I’m 15 percent Fisher and 85 percent Benjamin Graham.
Buffett was employed from 1951–1954 at
Buffett-Falk & Co.
, he taught an “InvestmentPrinciples" night class at the University of Nebraska Omaha, worked as an InvestmentSalesman, from 1954–1956 was at
, New York as a SecuritiesAnalyst, from 1956–1969 formed and worked at
Buffett Partnership, Ltd.
, Omaha as aGeneral Partner and from 1970–Present at Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Omaha has been itsChairman, CEO.
In 1952 Buffett married Susan Thompson, and their marriage has produced threechildren. The couple began living separately in 1977, although they remained marrieduntil her death in July 2004. In 2006, on his seventy-sixth birthday, he married hisnever-married longtime-companion, Astrid Menks, who was then sixty years old. Shehad lived with him since his wife's departure in 1977 to San Francisco.