Topic: Warren Buffett

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Just Joined A Very Exclusive Club

Spanx Founder Sara Blakely Just Joined A Very Exclusive Club

Sara Blakely, the brilliant inventor of Spanx and the youngest woman to ever make Forbes‘ billionaire list, has joined a very exclusive club. Forbes reports that Blakely has just become the first female billionaire to join the Gates Foundation’s Giving Pledge, the philanthropic movement started by Warren Buffett and Bill Gates that encourages the world’s richest people to give half their money to charity. More »

Career Success Is Determined By Your Birthday

Career Success Is Determined By Your Birthday

Do you feel like you’re struggling at work? Blame your birthday. New research from England finds that people born in August are 20% less likely than September babies to excel in school and attend top universities — and the problems don’t end there. As one of the report’s authors told the Guardian, “This suggests that August-born children may end up doing worse than September-born children throughout their working lives, simply because of the month in which they were born.” More »

Warren Buffett: “I Won The Ovarian Lottery”

Warren Buffett: âI Won The Ovarian Lotteryâ

Fortune editor at large Carol Loomis interviewed investing pioneer Warren Buffett at the Fortune Most Powerful Women summit this morning in Los Angeles. Loomis raised the question of gender imbalance in corporate boardrooms and executive suites, and Buffett used pointed language to made clear that he knows he owes his exalted position to more than his extraordinary smarts and work ethic. More »