The billionaires have donated a significant amount of their net worth to charity
Warren Buffett spent most of 2013 amassing fortunes of over £23million a day through investments into food manufacturing giants like Heinz
That’s a mouthful, what do his friends call him?
"Are you looking for a job?" James Naughtie asked Dame Ann Leslie on Radio 4's Today, a note of panic in his voice. Now there's an idea. As one of the programme's guest editors, Leslie, the veteran foreign correspondent who famously went to war in a fur coat, arrived like a blast of cold air in a sticky sauna. You can imagine plenty of previous guests proffering feature ideas cobbled together by their agents, but not Leslie. She was first in the office, her sleeves rolled up and ready to kick some serious butt.
A recent survey conducted among Motley Fool users ahead of the Facebook listing revealed that investors with less than one year's investing experience were twice as likely to invest in the flotation of Facebook as investors with more than 20 years of know-how under their belt.
The reason forecasting is so often an abject failure is both familiar and predictable
The man who pays his way
More than 30 US billionaires pledged today to give away at least 50 per cent of their wealth to charity as part of a campaign by investor Warren Buffett and Microsoft founder Bill Gates.
When the super-investor, Warren Buffett, gave a chunk of his fortune to his son, Howard, there was one proviso: it had to be spent on charitable projects. Paola Totaro goes on the road with the billionaire philanthropist
It was synonymous with ineffectual liberalism and fiscal chaos. Now, thanks to Warren Buffett, everyone's talking about it
David Shukman gave up a job as a war reporter to become the BBC's environment correspondent – and found himself on the front line of the decade's most controversial stories
Richest philanthropists join forces to help charities struggling through recession
The global rich list just got shorter. Billionaires are an endangered species after the crunch cost them $2trillion, Stephen Foley reports
Stocks plunge, banks implode, currencies teeter...Amid the wreckage of the world financial system, only one man stands tall. So what's Warren Buffett's secret? Sally Ann Lasson finds the answer in his incredible life story
As the downturn continues in the US, the race for the White House will be won by the candidate who does the best job of convincing voters that he has the right answers to their economic woes. No wonder both John McCain and Barack Obama are desperate to win the endorsements of the nation's leading business figures