Tycoon Warren Buffett announced Tuesday that he has early-stage prostate cancer, and indicated he had no intention of stepping down as head of his investment firm Berkshire Hathaway.Buffett, in a letter to Berkshire shareholders, said he had been diagnosed with Stage I prostate cancer last Wednesday and would undergo radiation treatment beginning in mid-July.Imaging tests revealed no cancer elsewhere in his body, he said.
Warren Buffett, 81, has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, his Berkshire Hathaway company announced Tuesday afternoon. The cancer is at Stage 1, according to MarketWatch. The billionaire investor says that his condition is not life-threatening.» E-Mail This » Add to Del.icio.us
OMAHA, Neb. — Warren Buffett told his company’s shareholders in an open letter Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. The 81-year-old billionaire investor and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said his condition is “not remotely life-threatening” or debilitating.
US tycoon Warren Buffett announced he has early-stage prostate cancer, and indicated he had no intention of stepping down as head of his investment firm Berkshire Hathaway.Buffett, a larger-than-life financier known as the "Oracle of Omaha" for his investment savvy, said: "I feel great."With his big glasses and preference for Cherry Coke, Buffett is known for his humble manner and modest tastes despite amassing billions as the mastermind and chief executive of Berkshire.
Billionaire Warren Buffett, who announced last month he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer, on Saturday joked about his health and told shareholders: "I feel terrific.""I have four doctors, at least a few own Berkshire Hathaway" stock, he said with a smile at the yearly stockholders' meeting in Omaha, Nebraska."They described various alternatives and the ones they recommended do not involve a day of hospitalization, they don't require me to take a day off work, the survival numbers are way up," said Buffett, 81.
Shares in Berkshire Hathaway Inc fell less than 1 percent in early trading on Wednesday, a relatively limited reaction to the news that Chief Executive Warren Buffett has stage 1 prostate cancer and will ...