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Tracy Britt Cool, Todd Combs and Ted Weschler

From left: Todd Combs, Tracy Britt Cool and Ted Weschler
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From left: Todd Combs, Tracy Britt Cool and Ted Weschler

Tracy Britt Cool

Title: Chairman, Johns Manville; Oriental Trading; Larson-Juhl and Benjamin Moore at Berkshire Hathaway

Born: September 7, 1984, Manhattan, Kansas

Education: BA, Harvard College and MBA, Harvard Business School

Early Marker: Co-founded Smart Woman Securities while at Harvard to educate women about finance and investment.

Big Idea: Oversees Berkshire Hathaway units that are too small to command Warren Buffett's direct attention; seen as potential heiress apparente.

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Todd Combs

Title: Investment manager, Berkshire Hathaway

Born: January 27, 1971, Sarasota, Florida

Education: BS in finance, Florida State University; MBA, Columbia Business School

Early Marker: Worked as an analyst for Florida's bank regulators before setting up his hedge fund Castle Point Capital in 2005.

Big Idea: Seen as one of two potential successors to Buffett as chief investment officer at Berkshire Hathaway.

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Ted Weschler

Title: Portfolio manager, Berkshire Hathaway

Born: May 16, 1962

Education: BS in economics, Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

Early Marker: Founder and managing partner, Peninsula Capital Advisors.

Big Idea: Seen as one of two potential successors to Buffett as chief investment officer at Berkshire Hathaway.

Wave of the Future: Global capital flows; think local, act global multinationals

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