Nebraska Authors

Howard Buffett

AKA: Howard Graham Buffett

Born 1954 Omaha, NE

Midwestern farmer Howard G. Buffett, Director of Berkshire Hathaway, is the eldest son of Nebraska billionaire Warren Buffett. In addition to his work as an American businessman, philanthropist, farmer and photographer, he is also the author of several books that showcase his photography and philanthropies.

Places Lived

Omaha, NE
Tekamah, NE
Decatur, IL

Author Of

  • Nonfiction
  • Visual Work


Travel; Current Events; Poverty; Aid Programs; Photography; Conservation


Honorary Ph.D. from Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL
Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters, Penn State University, State College, PA


Director, Coca-Cola Company
Director, Berkshire Hathaway
Director, ConAgra Foods
Director, Howard G. Buffett Foundation

Places Worked

Berkshire Hathway, Inc., Omaha, NE
ConAgra Foods, Omaha, NE
Coca Cola Company
Howard G. Buffett Foundation


Will Owen Jones Distinguished Journalist of the Year Award
World Ecology Award
George McGovern Leadership Award
National Farmers Union Meritorious Service to Humanity Award
Columbia University Global Leadership Award
Leader in Agriculture Award from Agriculture Future of America
Special Service Award from the Association for International Agriculture and Rural Development
International Quality of Life Award
Order of the Aztec Eagle Award (MEXICO)
Igihango Medal (RWANDA)
Honorary Ph.D. from Lincoln College, Lincoln, IL
Honorary Doctorate of Human Letters, Penn State University, State College, PA


Howard G. Buffett Foundation, CEO
United Nations World Food Programme, Goodwill Ambassador
Nature Conservation Trust, Founder
The Cougar Fund, Founding Director
World Wildlife Fund National Council
National Geographic Council of Advisors
Invest an Acre Campaign


Images of the Wild. with Colin Mead, 2000.
On The Edge: Balancing Earth's Resources. 2001.
Tapestry of Life. 2002.
Taking Care of Our World. 2002.
Spots Before Your Eyes. with Ann van Dyk, 2003.
Threatened Kingdom: The Story of the Mountain Gorilla. 2005.
Fragile: The Human Condition. 2009.
Forty Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World. with Howard Warren Buffett, 2013.
Our 50-State Border Crisis: How the Mexican Border Fuels the Drug Epidemic Across America. 2018.

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