Meet the kids of the world's richest billionaire business moguls
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- Many of the world's richest people and most recognizable business moguls are also parents.
- They raise their kids just like everyone else, but with billions of dollars to do so.
- Education is usually a priority: Bill Gates sent his children to the private school he graduated from, and Elon Musk's five sons attend a secret school founded by their father.
Most kids face the same problems growing up, but some do so with a billionaire parent.
When not running their tech company and managing other executives, many of the world's richest people and most recognizable business moguls have the universal job of taking care of their children.
The kids of the richest business moguls have many of the same experiences as everyone else. They go to school, relax on vacation, date, and eventually have children and careers of their own.
However, they may also attend secret schools, pursue expensive hobbies like riding horses, or head up their father's charity organization - less than ordinary experiences that make their childhood the opposite of average.
Tesla pioneer Elon Musk had six sons with first wife Justine Wilson. Their first child — Nevada — died as an infant.
Warren Buffett was married to Susan until her death in 2004. The couple had three children — Susan Alice, Howard, and Peter — together.
Growing up in Omaha, Susan Alice didn't realize that her father was the ultra-wealthy investor. She found out about her family's wealth from a Wall Street Journal article in her early 20s.
In an HBO documentary, Susie talked about her typical upbringing. "We lived in a nice house but certainly not the biggest house in town. We went to public schools. We didn't get cars when we turned 16. We got an allowance and we had jobs," the eldest of the Buffett siblings said.
Last December, the 64-year-old Susie married for the third time. She — like her two brothers — dropped out of college before graduating.
Susan is now dedicated to philanthropy, serving as chair and member to several boards focusing on issues from poverty alleviation, nuclear disarmament, and women's health.
Middle child Howard Buffett became sheriff of Macon County, Illinois, last year. He is also a farmer in Decatur whose philanthropy aims to end world hunger.
Before settling into his current life, Howard's future could have gone a lot of ways. Howard had planned on becoming a lawyer, worked at See's Candy, worked as an excavator, and served on the Douglas County Board of Commissioners.
Before settling into philanthropy like his older siblings, Peter Buffett worked as a professional musician, releasing 16 records.
Peter and his wife, Jennifer, serve as co-chairs of the NoVo Foundation. The Buffett siblings will not see most of their father's wealth because Warren has pledged it to charity.
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