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Warren buffett

Warren buffett






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    • Warren Buffett is an American investor industrialist and philanthropist. He is one of the most successful investors in the world. Often called the “Investment Guru” and “Oracle of Omaha”. He is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people and currently he is the second richest person in the world with $58.5 billion.
    • Buffett is also a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation He also serves as a member of the board of trustees at Grinnell College.
    • CHILDHOOD: Even as a child, Buffett displayed an interest in making and saving money. He went door to door selling chewing gum, Coca-Cola, or weekly magazines. For a while, he worked in his grandfather's grocery store. While still in high school, he carried out several successful money-making ideas.
    • COLLEGE: Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (1947–49). Buffett enrolled at Columbia Business School after learning that Benjamin Graham (author of "The Intelligent Investor” One of his favorite books on investing) and David Dodd, two well-known persons were taught here.
    • Career Buffett was employed from 1951–54 at BuffettFalk & Co., Omaha as an Investment Salesman. 1954–1956 at Graham-Newman Corp., New York as a Securities Analyst. 1956–1969 at Buffett Partnership, Ltd., Omaha as a General Partner 1970 – Present at Berkshire Hathaway Inc, Omaha as its Chairman, CEO. Other notable career success include helping rescue Salomon Brothers from corporate raiders (1987) and taking charge of the New York City house (1992) in the wake of an insider trading scandal.
    • 10 ways to get rich        Reinvest your profit Be willing to be different Never Suck your thumb Spell out the deal before you start Watch your small expenses Be Persistent Limit what you borrow
    •    Know when to quit Assess the risk Know what success really means
    • Billionaire  Buffett became a billionaire on paper when Berkshire Hathaway began selling class A shares on May 29, 1990, when the market closed at $7,175 a share. In 1998, he acquired General Re(Gen Re), (in a rare move, for stock). In 2002, Buffett became involved with Maurice R. Greenberg at AIG, with General Re providing reinsurance.
    • Time Line of Buffet Achievements 1943: (13 years old) Buffett filed his first income tax return, deducting his bicycle as a work expense for $35. 1945: (15 years old) In his senior year of high school, Buffett and a friend spent $25 to purchase a used pinball machine, which they placed in a barber shop. Within months, they owned three machines in different locations.
    • 1949: (19 years old) In 1949, he was initiated into Alpha Sigma Phi Fraternity while an undergraduate at the Wharton Business School at the University of Pennsylvania 1950: (20 years old) Buffett enrolled at Columbia Business School after learning that Benjamin Graham and David Dodd taught there.
    • 1979: (49 years old) Berkshire began the year trading at $775 per share, and ended at $1,310. Buffett's net worth reached $620 million, placing him on the Forbes 400 for the first time. 1988: (58 years old) Buffett began buying stock in Cola-Cola Company, eventually purchasing up to 7 percent of the company for $1.02 billion.
    • Books by Warren Buffett  Essays of Warren Buffett  Thoughts of Chairman Buffett  Warren Buffett Speaks Website: www.warrenbuffett.com