Warren Buffett’s Grandson Looks to Shape Family’s Giving at Father’s Foundation

New on the Job: Howard W. Buffett, Executive Director, Howard G. Buffett Foundation 1

Howard W. Buffett

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Howard W. Buffett

Background: Howard W. Buffett, 27, the new executive director of the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, is a grandson of the billionaire investor Warren Buffett.

About the foundation: Started in 1999 by Howard W. Buffett’s father, Howard G. Buffett, the Decatur, Ill., foundation gives away about $50-million each year to agriculture, clean water, and other issues.

Why he’s taking over: His father wants time to focus on