Becoming Warren Buffett to air on Showcase

Next month Showcase will air Becoming Warren Buffett a must see documentary.

This exclusive, feature-length production traces the remarkable life of a truly unique billionaire, Warren Buffett, who despite being one of the world’s richest men lives a humble life in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.

Now 86 years-old and with a net worth of over $60 billion, the legendary investor still lives in a modest home and continues to drive himself to the office every morning to manage Berkshire Hathaway, the fifth largest public company in the world.

But more surprising than his humble existence is Buffett’s unparalleled philanthropic work, culminating in 2006 when he announced that most of his fortune would be given to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The story follows Buffett’s ascent from first-time investor to business maven, delving in to the highs and lows of his career and personal life, from becoming a father of three and the world’s richest businessman, to weathering the Salomon Brothers treasury bond trading scandal, to the loss of his wife and first love, Susie.

Featuring never-before-released home videos, family photographs, archival footage and interviews with family and friends, the documentary sheds new light on a man who has helped shape the way many people view capitalism and, more recently, philanthropy.

Becoming Warren Buffett Premieres Sunday, March 5 at 8.30pm on Showcase