July 24, 2011
Warren Buffett’s Grandson Looks to Shape Family’s Giving at Father’s Foundation
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