updated 04/21/2004 AT 1:00 AM ET
•originally published 11/21/1997 AT 12:00 AM ET
Multi-billionaire investor Warren Buffett, 69, plans to undergo surgery to remove several benign polyps from his colon, his company has announced. The problem was discovered during a medical exam Monday. Otherwise, the man who amassed a $28-billion fortune (investing in Coca-Cola, Gillette and other companies), is said to be fine.