October 23rd, 2013
10:57 AM ET

Billionaire Buffett And Son Howard Tackle World Hunger

Billionaire Warren Buffett is backing his son's mission to end world hunger. CNN's Poppy Harlow reports.

Son Howard Buffett is a farmer and philanthropist and has seen the ravages of malnourishment first-hand.

Now the younger man is armed with three billion dollars from his legendary father to do something about it.

"Your goal is to feed the world, frankly," Buffett says. "Well, that's kind of a big goal but it's a goal to shoot for."

The proud father says he's happy to help his children make the world a better place.

"On my 82nd birthday I doubled the commitment and I wouldn't have done that if I didn't feel terrifically about what they are doing.  They're tackling tough things. They could go out and have a hospital wing or do something with a library. They are tacking real problems."

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