HBO announced the premiere date for upcoming documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett” on Wednesday.
The personal profile will premiere on Jan. 30 at 10 p.m./9c and will tell the true story of how an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska became one of the richest men in the world.
Told primarily in Buffett’s own words, the film features never-before-released home videos, family photographs, archival footage and interviews with family and friends.
Tracing Buffett’s ascent from first-time investor to business maven, the documentary tracks 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, and the loss of his wife and first love, Susie Thompson Buffett.
Buffett, along with partner Charlie Munger, would build his fortune at Berkshire Hathaway, a struggling textile company that he turned into a behemoth holding corporation with stakes in Coke, Heinz, Geico and other blue-chip companies.
Peter Kunhardt directed the project, with Teddy Kunhardt and George Kunhardt producing. For HBO Jacqueline Glover served as senior producer alongside executive producer Sheila Nevins.
Kunhardt Films’ HBO credits include the Emmy-nominated “Nixon by Nixon: In His Own Words,” the Emmy-nominated “Gloria: In Her Own Words,” the Emmy-winning “Teddy: In His Own Words” and this year’s Emmy-winning “Jim: The James Foley Story.”