US President Barack Obama awards the 2010 Medal of Freedom to investor, industrialist and philanthropist Warren Buffett during a ceremony at the White House in Washington, DC, February 15, 2011. Often called the ���legendary investor Warren Buffett,��� he is the primary shareholder, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Mr. Buffett has pledged that all of his shares in Berkshire Hathaway ��� about 99 percent of his net worth ��� will be given to philanthropic endeavors. He is a co-founder of The Giving Pledge, an organization that encourages wealthy Americans to devote at least 50 percent of their net worth to philanthropy. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

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