Peter Buffett is an American musician who has released more than 15 albums so far in a career spanning over 30 years. He is the son of billionaire businessman Warren Buffett and the co-chair of the NoVo Foundation. Peter is also an author whose 2010 book Life is What sold over half a million copies making him a New York Times best-selling author. Continue reading to know more about the life, career, and net worth of Peter Buffett in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Peter Andrew Buffett was born on May 4, 1958, in Omaha, Nebraska, the United States to Warren Buffett and Susan Thompson Buffett. He is the youngest child to his parents and has two elder siblings namely Susan and Howard. Peter attended the Omaha Central High School and later the Stanford University.
Peter Buffett married his first wife Mary Buffett in 1981, who already had twin daughters Erica and Nicole from her previous relationship. The couple divorced in 1993 and Peter legally adopted Erica and Nicole. He is presently married to Jennifer Buffett since 1996.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Peter released his debut album The Waiting with Narada Productions in 1987. He then went on to release three albums with Narada namely, One by One, Last Frontier, and Yonnondio. His score for the Fire Dance sequence in the film Dance with Wolves was critically acclaimed and went on to collaborate with the film’s composer John Barry.
Peter signed with Epic Records and released the soundtrack for 500 Nations, a CBS Miniseries in 1994. He produced the Christmas CD Star of Wonder featuring Kim Robertson and Eric Segnitz in 1996 and released the album Spirit Dance with Hollywood Records in 1997.
He won the Emmy Award for Best Soundtrack for documentary Wisconsin: An American Portrait in 1999 and in 2006 he released his debut vocal album Gold Star. Through his own record label BeSide Records, he released the albums Staring at the Sun and the Imaginary Kingdom in 2007 and 2008 respectively and from 2009 he started to release singles on Ning.
He released the book Life is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment in May 2010 which sold over half a million copies becoming New York Times Best Seller. From 2013, he started to write essays to the Huffington Post Impact blog.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of his father is estimated to be $87 billion, and it is reported that his family has donated around $27 billion in the last ten years for charity. Though he is the son of a billionaire, he has amassed a huge fortune himself through his musical career, and he would reportedly inherit at least $2 billion after his father. Though there is no authentic information regarding his current net worth, it is estimated to be more than at least $2 billion.
Peter Buffett is an active philanthropist who has donated huge figures for charity. He is the co-chairman of the NoVo Foundation and has actively campaigned against violence on women.