Meet the 28-Year-Old Woman Warren Buffett Is Grooming for Leadership

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Tracy Britt by Stu Rosner
Stu Rosner
By Steven Perlberg

Plucked from obscurity, 28-year-old Tracy Britt has become Warren Buffett's right-hand woman.
She may be five decades younger than her boss, but the Kansas-born, Harvard MBA has climbed the ladder at Berkshire Hathaway in just four years, from financial assistant to top confidant and chairman of some Berkshire offshoots.

The Wall Street Journal reports:

The firms in which she serves as chairman, including building-products company Johns Manville Corp. and paint manufacturer Benjamin Moore & Co., total more than $4 billion in annual sales. In March, a few weeks after Berkshire and Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital said they would buy ketchup maker H.J. Heinz & Co. for $23 billion, Mr. Buffett sent Ms. Britt to Brazil, according to people familiar with the matter.

Britt's office is right next to Buffett's at Berkshire headquarters, and sources told the Journal that the 82-year-old magnate is grooming her for a senior position after he steps down.

Ms. Britt is also one of the most influential women within Berkshire, which has three women directors on a 13-member board and five women CEOs out of 81 operating companies.

Ms. Britt "takes care of all kinds of things that come up," Mr. Buffett told college students in Omaha last month.

Don't forget the name Tracy Britt.


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Amanda Altamirano

Buffet, he's just an old fool about to die. Mortality- he can't control that one. So the old fool finds a real young girl to "groom". He's just trying to control from the grave. Few years and he'll be gone. No one will remember him. Done, finished, over.

February 07 2014 at 11:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
juliefpc

Unfortunately everyone on this blog has overlooked her credentials. She is a diamond in the rough and certainly worth taking notes from. Which would explain Warren's goals here. This lady gets things done, is extremely intelligent, but more importantly, has the savvy and brains to bring wealth to those who follow her suggestions and financial wisdom. Kudos Warren.

June 15 2013 at 3:36 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
mafata923

My question is :Does she read poetry?Because poetry helps you make sense with your senses.

June 15 2013 at 2:56 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Grace

So, let me get this straight. Buffet could only be interested in her for one thing right?
Is that what you think of your mothers, wives, daughters, sisters too? That men could only be interested in them for sex because they too lack any brains or skills that would interest anyone in grooming them for leadership? So you think that your mother, wife, sister, daughter, nieces, have nothing more to offer than prostitution. Wow. What lowly women you've known (or is it vice-versa).

June 15 2013 at 2:51 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
buffetexposed

Ah! just what we need a junior shyster to continue the Warren Buffet Ponzi Scheme to steal from the poor and give to the wealthy.

Most importantly, Ms. Britt, has amazing skills and "takes care of all kinds of things that come up," Warren Buffet told college students in Omaha last month.

Wow! did Warren Buffet really say that ? Congratulations Mrs. Britt, that is quite an accomplishment for a junior shyster. Please keep us updated as Buffet teaches you new tricks.

WARREN BUFFET RUNS THE WORLDS GREEDIEST PONZI SCHEME TAKING FROM AMERICAS POOREST TO PURCHASE COMPANIES WITH THEIR MONEY. STOP WARREN BUFFET - STOP THE INSURANCE PONZI SCHEME CREATED BY THE WEALTHY FOR THE WEALTHY.

June 15 2013 at 12:24 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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h.hughjardon

Not sure that's quite what a ponzi is. In a ponzi there are no actual investments, and older "investors" are paid based on false earnings satements with money from new " investors ".....in a nutshell.

June 15 2013 at 1:39 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
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buffetexposed

Thanks for your comment, I don't usually post on small forums like this but since there was the article I felt compelled. I think it's worse than ponzi scheme and since those who pay premiums don't get ownership in the companies he buys with the premiums I feel justified in calling it a ponzi scheme but in reality it's much worse. This money taken from military person whom earn the least and sacrifice the most and if a claim is not filed they don't get a refund at the end of the year but Buffet gets more companies. Best Regards

June 15 2013 at 5:43 PM Report abuse rate up rate down
l_siplin

Yep!!! Old Warren's grooming her alright.

June 15 2013 at 10:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Condley

I wonder what part of her he is "grooming"?

June 14 2013 at 11:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MALT

Is he doinking her?

June 14 2013 at 6:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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ejorillion

My guess too. at least he is not gay

June 14 2013 at 10:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
jslay4

Thats is awsome,wish i had a chance for someone to take me under their wing and never worry about how my next bill is going to get paid....all this coming from a male...Tracy Britt hire me

June 14 2013 at 5:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
leslierichard17

If a person can do a job regardless of sex,color height,weight,age ,beautiful,blonde or not ;then if i am in charge you are hired,,,,,,,

June 14 2013 at 4:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply