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Warren Buffett And Some Other Awesome 86-Year-Old People, Companies And Inventions

Warren Buffett And Some Other Awesome 86-Year-Old People, Companies And Inventions

Famed investor and Berkshire Hathaway Inc CEO Warren Buffett turned 86 years old on Tuesday. His estimated wealth of roughly $61 billion equated to him having earned $1.94 million for each day of his life

In this article, we want to take a look into some other cool 86-year-old things.

Famous Brands

  • Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM)’s Kentucky Fried Chicken was founded in 1930.
  • Texas Instruments Incorporated (NASDAQ: TXN), originally called Geophysical Service Inc. until 1951, was founded in 1930 by John Clarence Karcher and Eugene McDermott.
  • Westin Hotels & Resorts, now owned by Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide Inc (NYSE: HOT), first became a business group in 1930, consisting of 17 properties. There are now approximately 200 Westin luxury hotels across almost 40 countries today.
  • Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAT)’s Fisher-Price has been making toys since 1930.

Related Link: How Much Was A Bottle Of Coke When Warren Buffett Was Born?

Noteworthy People

  • Astronaut Buzz Aldrin, born January 20, 1930
  • Business magnate and billionaire, George Soros, born August 12
  • Academy-award winning actor and producer Sean Connery, born August 25
  • Sandra Day O'Connor born March 26
  • Actor and writer Gene Hackman, born January 30
  • Actor Clint Eastwood, born May 31
  • Activist Dolores Huerta, born April 10
  • Famed businessman Ross Perot, born June 27

Life-Changing Inventions

  • Scotch tape was patented by 3M Co (NYSE: MMM) engineer Richard G. Drew.
  • Neoprene was invented by Wallace Carothers and DuPont Labs.
  • The frozen food process, which would change eating in the US, was patented by Clarence Birdseye.

Image: Jose Luis Ruiz, Flickr

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