Walter Scott, Jr.

About Walter Scott, Jr.

Who is it?: Chairman, Level 3 Communications
Birth Day: May 21, 1931
Birth Place: Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Alma mater: Colorado State University
Occupation: Former CEO, Peter Kiewit Sons' Incorporated
Children: 6

Walter Scott, Jr.

Walter Scott, Jr. was born on May 21, 1931 in Omaha, Nebraska, United States, is Chairman, Level 3 Communications. Walter Scott Jr, lifelong friend of Warren Buffett, owes the bulk of his fortune to Berkshire Hathaway Energy, Buffett's massive utilities subsidiary. In 2000, Scott and Buffett partnered to buy utility MidAmerican Energy, later renamed Berkshire Hathaway Energy, for $2 billion. Scott still owns about 9% of Berkshire Hathaway Energy and serves on its board. He is also a director of Berkshire Hathaway. He began his career at construction giant Peter Kiewit in his native Omaha, Nebraska, rising to the rank of CEO in 1979. Scott pushed Kiewit into telecom, fiber optics and power plants before retiring from the company in 1998.
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Occupation Technology
Age 92 years old
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Born May 21, 1931 (Omaha, Nebraska, United States)
Birthday May 21
Town/City Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Nationality United States

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Walter Scott, Jr. was born in the Year of the Goat. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Goat enjoy being alone in their thoughts. They’re creative, thinkers, wanderers, unorganized, high-strung and insecure, and can be anxiety-ridden. They need lots of love, support and reassurance. Appearance is important too. Compatible with Pig or Rabbit.

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He became an Eagle Scout in 1946 and is a recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award.


He graduated from Colorado State University in 1953 with a bachelor's degree in civil engineering.


Scott was first elected to the Peter Kiewit Sons' Incorporated board in 1964. In 1979, he was elected President. When Peter Kiewit died later that same year, Scott was selected to succeed him as chairman.


Scott's second wife Sue Scott had been a good friend of his first wife, Carolyn, who died in 1983, but did not know Walter. They married in 1987 at their place of worship, Countryside Community Church. Suzanne died in 2013.


In 1996 Scott acquired the original sales document of the Louisiana Purchase for his private collection.


Scott was the 1997 recipient of the Horatio Alger Award.


Scott is chairman of Level 3 Communications. The corporation is one of the firms created by the 1998 separation of the two operating divisions of Peter Kiewit Sons' Inc. Since the split-off, Scott now serves as chairman Emeritus of Peter Kiewit Sons', Inc.


In June 2010, when Warren Buffett appealed to him to join the Giving Pledge, he partially accepted, stating that after his death his remaining estate will go into his eponymous foundation.


In 2011 he committed $10 million to the construction of Engineering II, a $70 million, 122,000 square feet (11,300 m) building which will house interdisciplinary Energy, environment and health programs at Colorado State University.


In November 2016 it was announced Scott would be donating $53.3 million to Colorado State University School of Engineering, CSU's largest ever gift, and that the College of Engineering at CSU will be renamed the Walter Scott, Jr. College of Engineering, becoming the only named college of engineering in the state of Colorado.

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