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Warren Buffett

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Warren Buffett

Chairman & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway


Who is Warren Buffett?

Warren Buffett is a billionaire investor and business magnate. He is the Chairman, President, and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. In 2008 Forbes ranked Warren Buffett as the richest man in the world. He has since given billions of dollars to charity, yet still ranks as one of the richest men. His success at investing has earned him the nickname The Oracle of Omaha.

Famous Kin

Warren Buffett is a descendant of Mayflower passenger Edward Doty. He is a descendant of King Edward I and a number of Magna Carta Sureties. Other royal kin include the late Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth II, and Duchess of Cambridge Catherine Middleton. American presidents in Warren Buffett’s family tree include George Washington, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Benjamin Harrison, Rutherford B. Hayes, Grover Cleveland, William H. Taft, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry S Truman, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Barack Obama, and both Presidents Bush.

Some of the celebrity kin of Warren Buffett include Humphrey Bogart, Lucille Ball, John Wayne, Jodie Foster, Robert Duvall, Jordana Brewster, Christopher Lloyd, Cole Porter, and many others. Fellow business magnates with family ties to Warren Buffett include Eliphalet Remington (Founder of Remington Arms Co.), Lee B. Loomis (Founder of Loomis Armored Car Service), W. K. Kellogg (Founder of the Kellogg Co.), J. P. Morgan (American Banker), C. W. Post (Founder of Post Cereals), Marjorie Post (Founder of General Foods), George Eastman (Founder of Eastman Kodak Co.), and Hugh Hefner (Founder of Playboy Magazine).


Some of the most recently added connections of famous kin for Warren Buffett

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Ralph de Stafford

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

19th cousin 2 times removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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E. C. Segar

Cartoonist (Popeye creator)

18th cousin 1 time removed
via John de Mowbray

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Rutherford B. Hayes

19th U.S. President

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Nancy (Davis) Reagan

First Lady of President Ronald Reagan

10th cousin
via Thomas Kilbourn

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John Hinckley, Jr.

Shot President Ronald Reagan

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Clint Eastwood

TV & Film Actor and Director

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Sydney Biddle Barrows

Mayflower Madam

8th cousin 2 times removed
via John Spencer

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Louisa May Alcott

Author of Little Women

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Bess (Wallace) Truman

First Lady of President Harry S Truman

10th cousin
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Charles Dawes

30th U.S. Vice-President

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Spencer

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Margaret Hamilton

Wicked Witch of the West in The Wizard of OZ

7th cousin 1 time removed
via John Spencer

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Henry Luce

Co-Founder of Time, Life, Fortune and Sports Illustrated magazines

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Elihu Root

38th U.S. Secretary of State

7th cousin 3 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Frank W. Woolworth

Founder of F.W. Woolworth Company

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Barbara Hutton

Socialite (aka “Poor Little Rich Girl”)

10th cousin
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Gilbert Clifford Noble

Co-Founder of Barnes & Noble

8th cousin 2 times removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Mizuo Peck

TV and Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Felicity Huffman

TV & Movie Actress

10th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Warren Beatty

Movie Actor

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Shirley MacLaine

Movie Actress

9th cousin 1 time removed
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Phil Knight

Co-Founder, Nike Inc.

10th cousin
via Thomas Kilbourn

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Henry Plantagenet

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

21st cousin
via Ralph de Stafford

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Theatre, TV and Movie Actress

20th cousin 1 time removed
via Sir Maurice de Berkeley

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