By Charles Storch
Tribune staff reporter
Published July 6, 2006
'We're probably a little oversized for Decatur,' said Howard Buffett.
Buffett, 51, wasn't referring to his 840-acre farm in this central Illinois city but to his foundation there -- which is growing far faster than his corn and soybeans. Its cash crop: Berkshire Hathaway Inc. stock.
His $130 million Howard G. Buffett Foundation is receiving more than $1 billion in stock from his late mother, Susan. It also will receive over the next two decades stock currently valued at about $1.1 billion from his father, Warren, Berkshire's chairman and the world's second-richest man.