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Howard Graham Buffett


Howard Graham Buffett

Howard Graham Buffett
Born (1954-12-16) 16 December 1954
Spouse(s) Devon G. Buffett
Parent(s) Warren Buffett
Susan Thompson

Howard Graham Buffett (born December 16, 1954) is an American businessman, former politician, philanthropist, photographer, farmer, and conservationist.[1] He is the middle son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett. He is named after Howard Buffett, his grandfather, and Benjamin Graham, Warren Buffett's favorite professor.


  • Personal life 1
  • Business 2
  • Politics 3
  • Media 4
  • Books 5
  • Philanthropy 6
    • The Howard G. Buffett Foundation 6.1
  • Awards 7
  • References 8
  • External links 9
  • See also 10

Personal life

Howard G. Buffett grew up in [3]


Buffet was Corporate Vice President and Assistant to the Chairman of Archer Daniels Midland Company from 1992 to 1995, Director of Archer Daniels Midland Company from 1991 to 1995, Director of the Board of Directors of The GSI Group from 1995 to 2001, Director of ConAgra Foods from 2002 to 2006, Director of Agro Tech Foods Ltd. until October 26, 2006, and Director at Sloan Implement. He became a Lindsay Corporation director in 1995, served as Chairman for a year from 2002 to 2003.[6][7] and in 2008, announced he would let his term as a director expire in January 2010.[8][9]

He is, as of 1992, a director of Berkshire Hathaway, Inc., and President of Buffett Farms.[6]

Howard G. Buffett has been a Director of The Coca-Cola Company since December 9, 2010. From 1993 to 2004 he was a director of Coca Cola Enterprises, the world's largest Coca Cola Bottler.[10]

In December 2011, Warren Buffett told CBS News that he would like his son Howard to succeed him as Berkshire Hathaway's non-executive chairman.[11]


Buffett was a County Commissioner of Douglas County, Nebraska from 1989 to 1992, and Chairman of the Nebraska Ethanol Authority and Development Board from 1989 to 1991.

He is a member of the Board of the Commission on Presidential Debates (the CPD).


Buffett has published eight books on conservation, wildlife, and the human condition, and has written articles and opinion pieces for The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.[12] In 1996, Harvard published his thesis, The Partnership of Biodiversity and High-Yield Agricultural Production.

The April 2014 edition of The Rotarian magazine featured an 8 page article covering a brief history of Buffett's organization and touching upon some past successes, current projects and future goals. [29]


In 2000, Buffett co-produced a book of photography with Colin Mead, Images of the Wild, an information source for traveling to wildlife areas in North America and Africa.[13]

In 2001, he wrote On The Edge: Balancing Earth's Resources which focused on preserving world biodiversity, species and habitats. Former Senator Paul Simon authored the foreword.[13]

In 2002, Buffett wrote Tapestry of Life, a compilation of portraits taken in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, and other countries with deep poverty and human need.[13] Tom Brokaw authored the foreword. Also in 2002, he published Taking Care of Our World, a book that teaches children about ecology.[13]

In 2003, he co-wrote Spots Before Your Eyes with Ann van Dyk. The foreword was authored by Dr. Jane Goodall. Spots Before Your Eyes presents history and facts about the cheetah species.[13]

In 2005, he published Threatened Kingdom: The Story of the Mountain Gorilla which provides information about the mountain gorilla's habitat and the challenges facing the species.[13]

In 2009, he wrote Fragile: The Human Condition with the support of National Geographic. The foreword was authored by Shakira Mebarak. Fragile: The Human Condition is the documentation of life stories in sixty-five countries.[14][15]

In 2013, he co-wrote the New York Times Bestseller Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World with his son Howard Warren Buffett.[16] The foreword was authored by Warren Buffett.[17]


Buffett serves or has served on the National Geographic Council of Advisors, [19][21] In March 2010, Buffett became a member of the Eastern Congo Initiative founded by Ben Affleck. "I joined Ben in this effort because I believe strongly in investing in sustainable solutions to humanitarian challenges," he said.[22] The following year in 2011, Buffett teamed up with the Bridgeway Foundation to fund a program.[23]

The Howard G. Buffett Foundation

As the CEP and Chairman of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, Buffett has traveled to over 130 countries to document the challenges of preserving biodiversity and providing adequate resources to support human demands. The Howard G. Buffett Foundation supports projects in the areas of agriculture, nutrition, water, humanitarian, conservation, and conflict/unaccompanied persons. The foundation focuses much of its funding on communities in Africa and Central America.[24] In 2007, the Foundation launched the Global Water Initiative with several organizations to address the declining fresh water supply and clean water to the world's poorest people.[25] In March 2014, The Howard G. Buffett Foundation(HGBF) donated USD $23.7 million (RAND 255 million),as part of a joint three-year initiative between HGBF, the Nature Conservation Trust (NCT) and South African National Parks (SANParks), to combat the poaching of Rhino in South Africa. [26]


Buffett has received the [27][29]


  1. ^ a b 
  2. ^ Alice Schroeder. Snowball. p. 450. 
  3. ^ a b Buffett Turns to Farming in Africa | Voices From Africa
  4. ^ Alice Schroeder. Snowball. p. 484. 
  5. ^ "Howard Buffett: Farming and Finance".  
  6. ^ a b "BioImages -- Howard G. Buffett", at BusinessWeek site.
  7. ^ [Preview of] "Lindsay Manufacturing Co.(Howard G. Buffett)" at AccessMyLibrary
  8. ^ "Lindsay Corp Key Executives"
  9. ^ [40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World] . 
  10. ^ 
  11. ^
  12. ^ 
  13. ^ a b c d e f Buffettimages
  14. ^ Fragile: The Human Condition - National Geographic Store
  15. ^ 
  16. ^ 
  17. ^ "Howard Buffett Finds 40 Chances to Get Philanthropy Right". Bloomberg. 
  18. ^ 
  19. ^ a b 
  20. ^ Howard G. Buffett, philanthropist and environmentalist - Ambassador Against Hunger | WFP | United Nations World Food Programme - Fighting Hunger Worldwide
  21. ^ 
  22. ^ Ben Affleck Launches Initiative to Support Local Solutions in Eastern Congo - LOS ANGELES, March 22 /PRNewswire/
  23. ^ Rubin, Elizabeth. "How a Texas Philanthropist Helped Fund the Hunt for Joseph Kony". The New Yorker. Condé Nast. Retrieved 30 October 2013. 
  24. ^ Howard G. Buffett Foundation
  25. ^ Global Water Initiative created in response to world water crisis
  26. ^ [2]
  27. ^ a b 
  28. ^ "Journalism and Mass Communications honors leader, students". University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  29. ^ 

External links

  • Bloomberg video: Howard G. Buffett interview (2011) on world agriculture, his endeavors, his philosophy.
  • Wall Street Journal Video: Howard Buffett is working against African famine.
  • Latest Holdings in Berkshire Hathaway Portfolio, Dynamic
  • Website Of Howard Graham Buffett

See also

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