Home Article After the death of his wife Susan Thompson, billionaire Warren Buffett is happily married to Astrid Menks. Also see his career and net worth

After the death of his wife Susan Thompson, billionaire Warren Buffett is happily married to Astrid Menks. Also see his career and net worth

Updated On 19 Jul, 2017 Published On 17 Jul, 2017
After the death of his wife Susan Thompson, billionaire Warren Buffett is happily married to Astrid Menks. Also see his career and net worth

Warren is happy in a married life for the second time with Astrid Menks as her first wife Susan Thompson died in the year 2004.

Billionaire Warren Buffett is best known as one of the richest businessmen and successful investor across the globe. He married his longtime girlfriend, Astrid Menks, in the year 2006.

After the death of his wife Susan Thompson in 2004, billionaire Warren tied the knot with Astrid. The former couple had three children. 

Let's know some more about the personal life of Warren and as well as his career and net worth in today's session.

Warren Buffett's first Wife Late Susan Thompson and Bear Three Children

Buffett married his leading lady Susan in the year 1952. They were together for over 50 years until Susan's death in 2004. Susan who was the director of Berkshire Hathaway, a leading business company died of stroke in Cody, Wyoming on July 29, 2004.

Although they have a long-lasting marriage, they were not together all the time. They separated halfway through their married life in 1977 as Susan shifted to San Francisco.

Buffett with his first wife Susan Thompson, Source: Daily Mail

However, they often had phone calls and remained close though they were geographically apart.

Though the pair faced a lot of problems in their married life they never ended their relationship with a divorce.

Buffett bears three children with Susan, Susie, Howard, and Peter. Susan passed away in 2004, Buffett was with her in her last days of life.

According to the New York Times article, Buffett was grateful to her. He was, in fact, very happy that her first wife was well represented in his documentary movie.

He said,

"The part that I liked best is that they get to see Susie." What happened with me would not have happened without her."

Warren Buffett Married His Second Wife Astrid Menks in 2005                 

It was Buffett's 76th birthday when he married his partner, Astrid, who was 60 at that time. The Berkshire Hathaway CEO held a low-key ceremony at his daughter Susie's home in Omaha, Nebraska in the year 2006.

The father of three encountered Menks in the mid-1970s when his first wife resumed her career as a nightclub singer at the French Cafe.

Menk was working as a waitress, delivering a faux- French menu.

Buffett and Astrid together in a photo shoot, Source: Celebrity Famly

That was the time when Susan thought she had to make some more effort to upgrade her career. She moved to San Francisco to pursue her career in 1977.

It was, however, the partial separation of the couple. 

Buffett said in a documentary,

"Astrid has lived with me for a long time, she’s done wonders for me. It worked well, but I don’t think it will work for lots of other people necessarily."

Well, the present couple is happily living their conjugal life for almost 11 years with no divorce rumors. 

Warren Buffett: His Career and Net Worth

Very few people know that Warren is one of the richest men on  the earth. He is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. 

He's considered one of the most successful investors on earth as of March 2017. He is the second richest in the United States and the fourth wealthiest in the world with an amazing net worth of $73.3 billion. 

At the initial phase of his career, he worked from 1951 to 1954 at Buffett-Falk & Co. as an investment salesman. Also worked at Graham-Newman Corp., Buffett Partnership Ltd., and Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

He became a millionaire because of his partnerships projects. In 1979, he began to acquire stock in ABC, Capital Cities. He bought 12% stake in Salomon Inc. being the largest shareholder. 

And became a billionaire when Berkshire Hathaway began selling A shares in the year 1990. He entered in US$11 billion worth of further contracts to deliver U.S. dollars against other currencies in 2002.

After the 2007-08 economic crisis, he managed to bring his company back into position in 2014.

Quick Facts About Warren Buffett

  • Born on 30 August 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska as the second among three in the family.
  • Began his education at Rose Hill Elementary School, later graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1947.
  • He worked in many sectors at his initial journey as a business person.
  • Sold chewing gum, Coca-Cola bottles, weekly magazines door to door.
  • While still in high school, also worked in his grand father's grocery store.
  • Enrolled the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania due to pressure from his father.
  • Also worked in a local barber shop with a friend.
  • Graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at 19.
  • His life story was presented on HBO's "Becoming Warren Buffett".

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