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A fascinating new HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett will premiere on Foxtel’s showcase on Sunday, March 5 at 8.30pm AEDT.

This exclusive, feature-length production traces the remarkable life of a truly uniquebillionaire, Warren Buffett, who despite being one of the world’s richest men lives a humble life in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.

Now 86 years-old and with a net worth of over $60 billion, the legendary investor still lives in a modest home and continues to drive himself to the office every morning to manage Berkshire Hathaway, the fifth largest public company in the world.

But more surprising than his humble existence is Buffett’s unparalleled philanthropic work, culminating in 2006 when he announced that most of his fortune would be given to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Directed by Emmy® Award-winner Teddy Kunhart and told primarily in Buffett’s own words with unprecedented access to his day-to-day personal life, Becoming Warren Buffett tells the story of how an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska became one of the richest men in the world.

The story follows Buffett’s ascent from first-time investor to business maven, delving in to 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, to the loss of his wife and first love, Susie.

Featuring never-before-released home videos, family photographs, archival footage and interviews with family and friends, the documentary sheds new light on a man who has helped shape the way many people view capitalism and, more recently, philanthropy.

Becoming Warren Buffett is a co-production of HBO and Kunhardt Films. 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.

Following the 8.30pm broadcast on showcase, Becoming Warren Buffett will be available to watch on demand, via Foxtel Anytime on internet connected iQ boxes. Customers can also stream the documentary on demand on Foxtel Play or Foxtel Go. Foxtel Go is included in all residential and Foxtel play subscriptions at no extra cost.