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On 80th birthday, Buffett vows to ‘work past 100’

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Legendary investor Warren Buffett turns 80 years old on Monday, and he isn’t slowing down a beat. Instead, he is likely to take on more work in the coming year while the ball starts rolling on his closely guarded succession plan.

Back in February 2007, the chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. said in his annual shareholder letter that his expected lifespan was about 12 years, suggesting he should be around at least till age 88. Followers of Buffett say he is only getting better with age, and a life expectancy calculator on the web currently estimates he will around for at least another dozen years, notes money manager Whitney Tilson.

“I plan to work past 100 but to do so I may have to learn to think outside the box,” Buffett tellls Deal Journal.

Full story: On 80th Birthday, Buffett Vows to “Work Past 100″ – Deal Journal – WSJ