Warren Buffett was born 77 years ago today, on August 30, 1930, in Omaha, Nebraska. He shares his birthday with baseball Hall-of-Famer Ted Williams, who was born 12 years earlier in 1918. (He also shares the great slugger's ability and willingness to wait for the right pitch. See the WBW post Why Warren Buffett Hits Like Ted Williams.)
Last year, his celebration including a wedding. He married Astrid Menks in a small, private ceremony, in keeping with the unpretentious Buffett style.