While Warren Buffett guides a multi-billion dollar company and tugs on the strings of Wall Street, his son Howard would rather spend his time — on a tractor..
Warren Buffett is a billionaire. Howard Buffett is not — and never will be.
Warren, the world’s richest man in 2008 (he tumbled to third in 2011), grew up a financial prodigy. At age 10, when other kids were squealing at Disneyland, Buffett was visiting the New York Stock Exchange — he bought his first shares at age 11. With a trail of gold as testament to his wealth, Buffett is now 81 years old, renowned as the King Midas of finance, and chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, a multi-billion dollar company with shares valued at over $100,000 — each.
Warren’s eldest son, 57-year-old Howard, is lined up to take the reins at Berkshire Hathaway. “Here’s the keys, boy. Don’t crash the vehicle.”