Warren Buffett turns 80 on Monday, an age at which most people have been retired for a decade. This seems as good a time as any to take stock of a remarkable life in business.
Some of the best reads for investors from around the Web, including the stock with the best analyst rating on the Standard & Poor's 500, Bill Gates's 10 life rules and what the next Warren Buffett is buying.
Famed investor Warren Buffett announced that 40 billionaires have committed to donate at least 50% of their fortunes to charity as part of the Giving Pledge, a project that targets America's richest to pledge to donate their wealth.
Colonel Sanders pulled it off, and so has Steve Jobs. Yet few companies allow one individual to represent their brand. Why not? The risks are large, and, well, few CEOs are actually good at it.
Any company focused on the internal combustion engine would appear to be be far behind the times. Yet, Gates and other savvy investors think EcoMotors' innovative, fuel-saving design has plenty of potential for future growth.
As oil continues to gush into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's damaged well, the federal government is pouring a bit more money into alternative energy sources with a grant to groups working on turning algae into a commercially viable fuel.
Some of Monday's top online stories for investors, including detailed maps of the oil spill, a long-term looks at gold prices, and Warren Buffett encourages wealthy Americans to pledge half their money to charity.
Among today's top online stories for investors are why Credit Suisse downgraded First Solar, why BP will get off easy, and what Freakonomics has to say about no-fault divorce.
Parents of less-than-perfect offspring, take heart: It turns out, perhaps not surprisingly, that Harvard University drop-out, Microsoft co-founder and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates was at times a difficult kid, at least according to his father. Says dad: "It obviously worked itself out at a very early date."