BECOMING WARREN BUFFETT, CANDID DOCUMENTARY CHRONICLING THE LIFE OF THE BILLIONAIRE INVESTOR, DEBUTS EXCLUSIVELY ON HBO
HBO announces the exclusive debut of the original documentary Becoming Warren Buffet, premiering on April 24 at 21hrs AST*. With unprecedented access to his day-to-day personal life, the film tells the improbable story of how an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska became one of the richest, most-respected men in the world. Tracing Warren Buffett’s ascent from first-time investor to business maven, the documentary delves into the highs and lows of his career and personal life, from becoming a father of three and the world’s richest businessman, to weathering the Salomon Brothers treasury bond trading scandal, which threatened his sterling reputation.
At 86 years old, Warren Buffett is truly a one-of-a-kind billionaire with a net worth of more than $60 billion. However, the legendary investor still lives in a modest home in Omaha, Nebraska and continues to drive himself to the office every morning to manage Berkshire Hathaway, the fourth-largest public company in the world. More surprising than his humble lifestyle and self-effacing personality are Buffett’s moral integrity and unique mind which drove him not only to become the most successful businessman in the world, but also an unparalleled philanthropist.
This candid portrait of Buffet sheds new light on a man who has helped shape the way Americans view capitalism and, more recently, philanthropy. Told primarily in his own words, the film features never-before-released home videos, family photographs, archival footage and interviews with family and friends.
Directed by Peter Kunhardt, Becoming Warren Buffett is a co-production of HBO and Kunhardt Films. Sheila Nevins serves as executive producer and Jacqueline Glover as senior producer on behalf of HBO, and Teddy Kunhardt and George Kunhardt serve as producers on behalf of Kunhardt Films.
HBO has always been at the forefront of documentary programming, producing and developing some of the most provocative, ground-breaking and award-winning films. HBO Documentary Films, which focuses on contemporary issues with strong social relevance, allow viewers to explore worlds rarely seen.
With over 200 recognitions to date, HBO’s documentaries have won virtually every major programming award including the Academy Award®, the Emmy® Award, the George Foster Peabody Award and the Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award.Recent HBO documentary productions include: Citizenfour, The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, The 50 Year Argument and Heroin: Cape Cod. HBO Latin America’s first original documentary, Antes De Que Nos Olviden, was nominated for an International Emmy® in 2015.
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