Peter Buffett Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Books, Net Worth, Music, NoVo Foundation

Peter Buffett Biography

Peter Buffett is a musician, composer, author, and philanthropist from the United States. Buffett is an Emmy Award winner, New York Times best-selling author, and co-chair of the NoVo Foundation, with a career spanning more than 30 years.


How old is Peter Buffett? – Age

He is 63 years old as of 4 May 2022. He was born in 1958 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States. His real name is Peter Andrew Buffett.

Peter Buffett Family

Buffett is the youngest child of Warren Buffett, an investor, and Susan Thompson Buffett, a businesswoman. Susie, his sister, and Howard, his brother, are his siblings. Buffett attended Stanford University after graduating from Omaha Central High School.

Is Peter Buffett Married? – Wife

Mary Buffett, was his first wife for 12 years before they split in 1993. He adopted Mary’s two daughters, Erica Buffett and Nicole Buffett, who are twins. Peter Buffett formally adopted the girls as a result. In June 1996, he married Jennifer Buffett.

Peter Buffett Books

Life Is What You Make It: Find Your Own Path to Fulfillment was published by Random House/Crown Publishing in May 2010. Ted Turner, former President Bill Clinton, Bill and Melinda Gates, and Gloria Steinem, among others, applauded the book. It reached number four on The New York Times Best Sellers List after selling over half a million copies globally. It’s been translated into more than fifteen languages. Buffett and his father appeared on NPR, The Today Show, and CBS Sunday Morning to discuss the book. Buffett began writing posts for the Huffington Post Impact blog in 2013.

How did Peter Buffett make his money?

Peter received his inheritance in 1977, when he was 19 years old, from the profits of his grandfather’s farm sale, which his father converted into $90,000 in Berkshire Hathaway stock.

Is Peter Buffett a Billionaire? – Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $44 billion.

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Peter Buffett Photo

Peter Buffett Music Career

Buffett secured a recording contract with Narada Productions, a new-age music production outfit. Buffett made his breakthrough with Narada in 1987, releasing the album The Waiting. Evan S. Connell’s book “Son of the Morning Star” inspired his second album, One by One. Buffett relocated to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1989, to work for Narada Productions and be closer to his childhood home in Omaha, Nebraska. Buffett would collaborate with Narada on two more albums, Lost Frontier and Yonnondio.

Buffett’s first great triumph came with Narada, when he scored the “Fire Dance” scene in the film Dances with Wolves. John Barry’s film score was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Score. Later, Barry would invite Buffett to work with him again, this time at London’s Abbey Road Studios. Buffett created two songs for The Scarlet Letter’s soundtrack and added American Indian soundscapes to the film.

Buffett signed with Epic Records after the release of Yonnondio. In 1994, he released the soundtrack for Kevin Costner’s CBS miniseries 500 Nations, which he produced. While working on the series, Buffett met Chief Hawk Pop. Buffett released Star of Wonder, a Christmas CD with Celtic harpist Kim Robertson and arranger Eric Segnitz, in 1996. Buffett later got a deal with Hollywood Records, and his album Spirit Dance was published in 1997.

Buffett made his pop music debut in 1998, when he produced, wrote, and played multi-instrumentalist on Comet9’s “Like Mercury” for Milwaukee-based independent label Don’t Records. Tom Nelson, a co-writer and guitarist, and Susan Zielke, a vocalist, rounded out the studio trio, with Citizen King’s D. J. Brooks and Malcolm Michiles filling in on drums and turntables, respectively. Josh Warner, a bassist, has joined the live band.

Buffett earned an Emmy for Best Soundtrack for his composition for documentary Wisconsin: An American Portrait in 1999. Buffett’s Spirit – A Journey in Dance Drums and Song, a tremendously successful pledge break program, aired on PBS in 1999. Spirit, which featured modern and American Indian dancers and was directed and choreographed by Wayne Cilento, went on to tour until the end of 1999. Buffett collaborated with Jody Ripplinger and Frank Anderson to develop Spirit – The Seventh Fire, an enhanced version of his previous presentation, in 2004. It was first shown in the 800-seat theater tent on the National Mall with the opening of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian.

Buffett released his debut vocal album, Gold Star, in 2006. On his own label, BeSide Records, he released two additional albums over the next two years, Staring at the Sun and the Imaginary Kingdom. Buffett started releasing exclusive singles through his social networking site Ning in 2009. Since then, he’s published over 25 singles, as well as a compilation album featuring fifteen of them. Running Blind was the title of the collection, which was first issued as a USB album and featured an unusual interactive environment.

During this time, he collaborated on human rights-themed tracks with Grammy-nominated recording artist Akon twice and Grammy-winning artist Angélique Kidjo once. “Blood Into Gold,” an Akon collaboration, debuted at a special event at the United Nations General Assembly in March 2009 that focused on human trafficking. Peter released “Already Flown” in 2013, which served as the idea for his op-ed essay The Charitable-Industrial Complex in the New York Times. The article generated a heated discussion over the role of philanthropy.