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February 27, 2012

Warren Buffett has chosen who will succeed him as chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, but the Sage of Omaha did not reveal his replacement's name.

Warren Buffett has chosen who will succeed him as chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway, but the Sage of Omaha did not reveal his replacement's name.

The 81-year-old had previously indicated that the Buffett family’s involvement in the company would continue – saying his son Howard would likely take over as non-executive chairman of the Nebraska-based company.

But up until last weekend, it was not clear if there were any succession plans in place for the chief executive role.

October 6, 2011

Next-generation members should follow their passions and not live their life with a sense of entitlement, the son of high-profile investor Warren Buffett exclusively told CampdenFB this week. 

Next-generation members should follow their passions and not live their lives with a sense of entitlement, the son of high-profile investor Warren Buffett exclusively told CampdenFB this week.

September 6, 2011

When somebody as eccentric as Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal heiress, says she believes something, you might consider that a reductio ad absurdum of the position. Last week she, along with some other wealthy French people, said that the rich ought to pay more tax.

When somebody as eccentric as Liliane Bettencourt, the L’Oreal heiress, says she believes something, you might consider that a reductio ad absurdum of the position. Last week she, along with some other wealthy French people, said that the rich ought to pay more tax.

August 30, 2011

Way back, Warren Buffett earned renown as a backer to family businesses, whose cash flow funded his adventures on the stock market. The insurance sector later provided him with a similar opportunity. But, these days, his Berkshire Hathaway group likes to hunt big game in the banking sector.

Way back, Warren Buffett earned renown as a backer to family businesses, whose cash flow funded his adventures on the stock market. The insurance sector later provided him with a similar opportunity. But, these days, his Berkshire Hathaway group likes to hunt big game in the banking sector.

Its latest deal involves Bank of America, which has been in great need of a powerful friend, amid talk it had not set aside enough capital against its portfolio of toxic mortgage loans.

August 16, 2011

Few multi-billionaires have such universal appeal as Warren Buffett. The Sage of Omaha, famed for driving an old car, living in the same house he bought in the late 1950s and drinking cheery coke, is the acceptable face of a billionaire, if there has ever been one.

Few multi-billionaires have such universal appeal as Warren Buffett. The Sage of Omaha, famed for driving an old car, living in the same house he bought in the late 1950s and drinking cheery coke, is the acceptable face of a billionaire, if there has ever been one.

And true to form, Buffett, who has already pledged all his money to charitable causes when he dies, has come up with an idea that will further endear him to the public – it’s called taxing the rich more.

June 23, 2011

Families grinding out results from their businesses have a restrained appetite for growth but they are more concerned to avoid the humiliation of ruining them.

Family businesses tend to be small and niche, but, collectively, their influence on the global economy is significant.

Those which belong to Germany’s Mittelstand are at the heart of the country’s manufacturing miracle. Family companies are scattered right across Asia. Private banks in Switzerland are thriving, despite the credit crisis. Italy is kept going by a string of family businesses scattered across the north.

May 13, 2011

The John Lewis Partnership began life as a family business with the opening of a draper’s store on London’s Oxford Street in 1864. The first day’s take was sixteen shillings and fourpence.

The John Lewis Partnership began life as a family business with the opening of a draper’s store on London’s Oxford Street in 1864. The first day’s take was sixteen shillings and fourpence.

March 15, 2011

Investment company Berkshire Hathaway, headed by billionaire Warren Buffett, announced on 14 March that it will buy speciality chemicals company Lubrizol, in one of the largest deals in the Omaha, Nebraska-based company’s history.

Investment company Berkshire Hathaway, headed by billionaire Warren Buffett, announced on 14 March that it will buy speciality chemicals company Lubrizol, in one of the largest deals in the Omaha, Nebraska-based company’s history.

In a statement, Berkshire Hathaway said that the deal was valued at $9.7 billion and will be finalised by the third quarter of the year. Buffett said: “Lubrizol is exactly the sort of company with which we love to partner - the global leader in several market applications.”

April 28, 2008

Two of the world’s largest family-owned confectionery firms are to merge.

Two of the world's largest family-owned confectionery firms are to merge. Mars Inc has agreed to acquire 100% of the WM Wrigley Company for $23 billion.

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