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Warren Buffett: A Biography

Warren Buffett: A Biography

Автором Patrick Evans

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Warren Buffett: A Biography

Автором Patrick Evans

Длина:
45 pages
37 minutes
Издатель:
Издано:
Dec 27, 2020
ISBN:
9781393775683
Формат:
Книге

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The Life and Times of the Greatest Investor of Our Time, What Makes Him Tick, and What is He Like as a Person

 

They call him the Oracle of Omaha. And, though, Warren Buffett is the most successful investor of our time, he is surprisingly down to earth. At an early age, he started by working at his grandfather's grocery store, and now his net worth is close to $70 billion.

 

In his early career, he had been the subject of controversy. He underwent a fraud investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission. He has even had to let go of the man who was most likely to succeed him over a conflict of interest issue.

 

Come and meet a truly wise man, one who believes that you can be successful in life while being ethical. His every word is strewn with commonsense, and people everywhere love to talk with him owing to his old school charm and approachable personality.

 

Here's a preview of what you'll discover in this book:

  • Warren Buffett's family growing up, childhood and education
  • His formative years and an early foray into business
  • The great lessons he learned from his father
  • How his interaction with Benjamin Graham changed his life
  • His entrance into the world of investment management
  • His best and worst investment decisions
  • Buffet's pledge to donate most of his wealth to charity

….. and much more!

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Dec 27, 2020
ISBN:
9781393775683
Формат:
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INTRODUCTION

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his book is an exploration of the life of one of the finest investment minds of the 21st century and how he built a formidable business empire.

Fondly called the Wizard of Omaha, Warren Edward Buffett is as great an investor as they come.

Born into the family of Howard and Leila Buffett, in the largest city of Nebraska, United States of America, he sits on one of the largest financial war chest anywhere in the world – Berkshire Hathaway.

The chairman of one of America’s foremost multinational conglomerate holding company, Buffett has a personal net worth of $87 billion. The company is worth over $600 billion.

The son of a stockbroker and former congressman, Buffett’s wealth is only second to those of two other men in the entire world. With a good education and an incredible understanding of modern investing in his arsenal, his capacity for wealth creation is only rivaled by his passion for philanthropy. He has committed to giving away 99% of his fortune to charitable causes.

Buffett’s journey to staggering wealth started in his tender years. He started investing in stocks at the tender age of 11. Prior to that, he had tried his hands out on petty trading selling Coca-Cola, chewing gum and what other items he found profitable. He also worked at his grandfather’s grocery store.

His pinball machine leasing business which he started in high school was so successful that he sold it for $1,200.

Buffett graduated from the University of Nebraska at 19 after attending the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania for a period of two years. Graduate school was in Columbia Business School where he met the legendary Benjamin Graham who became his mentor and opened his eyes to the new world of value investing. His last academic stop was at the New York Institute of Finance.

Following two brief stints working with his father and Benjamin Graham, Buffett started investing through his partnerships. He found a brilliant and trusted partner in Charlie Munger and needless to say, their friendship and business collaboration has been mutually rewarding.

After recording impressive returns on his investments through the Buffett Partnership Ltd., Warren liquidated the partnership and shifted his focus to building Berkshire Hathaway into a formidable diversified holding company.

From a struggling textile company, Warren Buffett has built Berkshire into a multinational conglomerate with a highly diversified business portfolio. The company is a force to be reckoned with in industries like confectionary, jewelry sales, retail, railroads, encyclopedias, home furnishing, newspaper publishing, electric and gas utilities among others.

While Berkshire holds full ownership of companies like GEICO, Duracell, BNSF Railway, Fruit of The Loom and a host of others; it holds minority but valuable stakes in The Coca-Cola Company, Wells Fargo, American Express, Bank of America and Apple Inc.

Under the leadership of Warren Buffett, the company has maintained a 19.0% average in the annual growth of its share value beating the market average year in year out.

Every year in his home town of Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett hosts one of the most anticipated investment events in the world –

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