“Chuck has set an example not only for people of my age but also younger generations. He will be an example 100 years from now or 200 years from now,” Mr Buffett said.
He said Mr Feeney was an inspiration to both him, and Bill and Melinda Gates to give away billions of their fortune while alive.
“[Chuck] looks at money as something that can do something for other people. When you get down to it, it is that simple. His billions and billions of dollars touched millions of lives. He is my hero. He is Bill Gates’ hero. He should be everybody’s hero.”