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  • Welcome to the Investors Trading Academy event of the week.


  • Each week our staff of educators tries to introduce you to a person of interest in the financial world.


  • This could be a person in government or banking or an important investors or trader.


  • Berkshire Hathaway chairman Warren Buffett is expected to release his much anticipated annual letter to shareholders on Saturday.

    Berkshire Hathaway (註: Berkshire Hathaway為一總部位於美國內布拉斯加州奧瑪哈的多元控股公司) 的主席華倫‧巴菲特期望在星期六公布他投注很多心力,一年一度的給股東的信。

  • The letter, which will mark his 50th anniversary at the company's helm


  • is expected to hit 20,000 words as he offers his thoughts on the past year and on investment ideas for the future.

    預期將有近 2 萬個字因為他提供了過去一年的想法和未來的投資方向

  • Everybody knows the name Warren Buffett but most people know very little about the man


  • himself although he is bigger than life. Born Warren Edward Buffett on August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska.

    雖然他具有傳奇色彩。華倫‧艾德華‧巴菲特出生於 1930 年 8 月 30 號,在內布拉斯加州的奧馬哈市

  • Buffett's father Howard worked as stockbroker and served as U.S. Congressman.


  • His mother, Leila Stahl Buffett, was a homemaker. Buffett was the second of three children and the only boy.


  • Buffett demonstrated a knack for financial and business matters early on in his childhood.


  • Friends and acquaintances have said the young boy was a mathematical prodigy,


  • and was able to add large columns of numbers in his head,


  • a talent he still occasionally shows off to friends and business associates.


  • He attended Columbia University for his advanced degree and in 1956, shortly after graduation,


  • he formed the firm Buffett Partnership in his hometown of Omaha.


  • His investment successes, particularly in buying undervalued companies whose stocks shortly began to rise,

    他的投資成功, 尤其是購買不久前股價剛提昇的低價公司,

  • made him extremely rich and gained him the sobriquet, "Oracle of Omaha."


  • In June 2006, Buffett made an announcement that he would be giving his entire fortune away to charity

    在 2006 年六月,巴菲特宣告他將捐出他全部財產給慈善機構,

  • committing 85 percent of it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    承諾將百分之 85 給比爾美琳達‧蓋茲基金會 (註:全球最大的慈善基金會,由比爾·蓋茨與梅琳達·蓋茨夫婦資助)

  • This donation became the largest act of charitable giving in United States history.


  • The majority of Buffett's considerable fortune was amassed through Berkshire Hathaway,

    巴菲特可觀的財富主要來自 Berkshire Hathaway,

  • a company for which he is the largest shareholder and CEO. Once ranked as Forbes' wealthiest man in 2008,

    他是這間公司最大的股東和執行長。曾經被富比士評為 2008 年最富有的人,

  • his net worth was estimated at roughly $44 billion in 2012.

    他在 2012 被估計淨財產約有 440 億元

  • Now in his eighties, Buffett recently announced that he is battling prostate cancer.

    現在 80 多歲,巴菲特最近宣告他正在和前列腺癌奮戰

  • He will begin treatment in July 2012 and expects to be able to fulfill his usual responsibilities at Berkshire Hathaway.

    他將在 2012 年 7 月開始治療並希望仍可以處理 Berkshire Hathaway 的一般事務

  • "I feel great ... and my energy level is 100 percent," Buffett said in a statement.


  • As of early 2013, Buffett was rated No. 15 on Forbes magazine's "World's Most Powerful People" list.

    截至 2013 年初,巴菲特在富比士雜誌的「世界上最有影響力的人」列表中名列第 15 名

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