A look at the life of the Berkshire Hathaway chairman, who is widely respected for his business smarts and investing acumen.
Warren Buffett, sometimes called the "Oracle of Omaha," is the third-richest man in the world, with a fortune that Forbes magazine estimates is worth about $50 billion. He leads Berkshire Hathaway, a holdings company valued at about $211 billion in March 2011. Here, the financier is flanked by Bill Gates and another Berkshire Hathaway executive. They join BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu at the unveiling of BYD's new vehicle in Beijing in 2010. Buffett is a major shareholder in the Chinese company. Andy Wong/AP
A mass skiing competition in Russia, the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, the Northern Lights glow over Finland, former congressman John Dingell’s funeral in Washington and more images from around the world.
NASA tried one last time to contact its record-setting Mars rover Opportunity, but declared it dead on Feb. 13, 2019, 15 years after arriving at the Red Planet. The solar-powered rover has been silent for eight months, victim of one of the most intense dust storms in decades.