Warren Buffett Turns 85: The Insider's Guide to His Empire

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Forbes' 2015 Philanthropy Summit Awards Dinner
Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesWarren Buffett speaks during the Forbes' 2015 Philanthropy Summit Awards Dinner in June.
By Laurie Kulikowski

NEW YORK -- When it comes to Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathway (BRK-A), the numbers are often mind-boggling: $70 billion net worth; shares that sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars each; dozens of portfolio companies and more.

To top it all off, Berkshire Hathaway is getting even bigger, with the $37.2 billion purchase of Precision Castparts announced less than three weeks ago: It's the biggest deal yet for Buffett, who turns 85 on Sunday.

If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed, here's a handy visual guide to bring some of those numbers back down to earth. Below, you'll find a bevy of Buffett facts culled by our editors, and organized into a neat infographic that you can save and share. It's a ready reference to key dates in the 85-year life of the "Oracle of Omaha" and his company, along with key statistics and the company's biggest investments.

Have other facts you'd like to see visualized? Let us know in the comments below.
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