A.25. 2006

Warren announces donation (approximately $37 billion) of most of his wealth to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and four other family foundations. It's the largest donation in U.S. history.

In his will, it is stipulated that the proceeds from all Berkshire shares owned at his death are to be used for philanthropic purposes within 10 years after his estate is enclosed.

On August 30, Warren's birthday, he marries Astrid Menks, his long-time companion.

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