"I think that people at the high end, people like myself, should be paying a lot more in taxes. We have it better than we've ever had it," he said Sunday.
"The rich are always going to say that, you know, 'Just give us more money, and we'll go out and spend more, and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you.' But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on."
According to Wikipedia, in 1999, a survey by the Carson Group named Buffett the top money manager of the twentieth century, ahead of Peter Lynch and John Templeton.
In 2007, he was listed among Time's 100 Most Influential People in the world.
In 2010, Barack Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom.