87 Facts About Warren Buffett

1. Warren Buffett has donated a lifetime total of $20 billion—the second-highest amount.

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2. Warren Buffett has donated a lifetime total of $20 billion—the second-highest amount.

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3. Warren Buffett once bought Gates, the second-richest man in the world, lunch at McDonald's with coupons.

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4. Warren Buffett has spent the majority of his life in Omaha, Nebraska, but he lived in Washington, DC for a while during his teen years after his father was elected to Congress and moved the family east.

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5. Warren Buffett has always loved soda, but he wasn't always a Coca-Cola fanatic.

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6. Warren Buffett has donated a lifetime total of $20 billion—the second-highest amount.

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7. Warren Buffett has donated a lifetime total of $20 billion—the second-highest amount.

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8. Warren Buffett offers more angry rhetoric than she does sound ideas.

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9. Warren Buffett lavished similar praise on Bogle in his 2017 annual letter.

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10. Warren Buffett proceeded to wax poetically about Jack as a hero who added more value to investors' wallets than anyone in history.

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11. Warren Buffett owned machines in three different locations before he sold the business for $1,200.

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12. Warren Buffett demonstrated a knack for financial and business matters early in his childhood.

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13. Warren Buffett was the second of three children and the only boy.

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14. Warren Buffett made his first stock purchase when he was only 11 years old.

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15. Warren Buffett was born on August 30, 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska.

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16. Warren Buffett has donated a lifetime total of $20 billion—the second-highest amount.

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17. Since 2000, Warren Buffett has held an annual fundraiser, auctioning off a charity lunch with him on eBay.

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18. Warren Buffett has lived in the same Omaha house since 1958 that he originally bought for $31,500.

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19. Warren Buffett is all about investing early and riding it out for the long run.

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20. Warren Buffett purchased Delta Airlines shares over the first three quarters of 2018.

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21. Warren Buffett said that his own personal favorite is a collection of his essays called The Essays of Warren Buffett, which he described as "a coherent rearrangement of ideas from my annual report letters".

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22. In May 2012, Warren Buffett said he had avoided buying stock in new social media companies such as Facebook and Google because it is hard to estimate future value.

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23. Warren Buffett invested in PetroChina Company Limited and in a rare move, posted a commentary on Berkshire Hathaway's website stating why he would not divest over its connection with the Sudanese civil war that caused Harvard to divest.

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24. Warren Buffett predicted that the US dollar will lose value in the long run, as a result of putting a larger portion of ownership of US assets in the hands of foreigners.

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25. Warren Buffett viewed the United States' expanding trade deficit as a trend that will devalue the US dollar and US assets.

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26. In 2007, Warren Buffett testified before the Senate and urged them to preserve the estate tax so as to avoid a plutocracy.

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27. Warren Buffett faults the incentives in the United States medical industry, that payers reimburse doctors for procedures leading to unnecessary care (overutilization), instead of paying for results.

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28. Warren Buffett compared health care costs to a tapeworm, saying that they compromise US economic competitiveness by increasing manufacturing costs.

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29. Warren Buffett described the health care reform under President Barack Obama as insufficient to deal with the costs of health care in the US, though he supports its aim of expanding health insurance coverage.

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30. Warren Buffett intimated that John McCain's views on social justice were so far from his own that McCain would need a "lobotomy" for Buffett to change his endorsement.

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31. Warren Buffett reads five newspapers every day, beginning with the Omaha World Herald, which his company acquired in 2011.

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32. In December 2006, it was reported that Warren Buffett does not carry a mobile phone, does not have a computer at his desk, and drives his own automobile, a Cadillac DTS.

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33. Warren Buffett watched the 2009 game against Oklahoma from the Nebraska sideline, after being named an honorary assistant coach.

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34. Warren Buffett continued to live in the same house in the central Dundee neighborhood of Omaha that he bought in 1958 for $31,500, a fraction of today's value.

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35. In 2006, on his 76th birthday, Warren Buffett married his longtime companion, Astrid Menks, who was then 60 years old—she had lived with him since his wife's departure to San Francisco in 1977.

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36. In March 2009, Warren Buffett said in a cable television interview that the economy had "fallen off a cliff.

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37. Warren Buffett called the downturn in the financial sector that started in 2007 "poetic justice".

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38. Warren Buffett became a billionaire when Berkshire Hathaway began selling class A shares on May 29, 1990, with the market closing at $7,175 a share.

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39. Warren Buffett became close friends with Katharine Graham, who controlled the company and its flagship newspaper, and joined its board.

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40. In 1970, Warren Buffett began writing his-famous annual letters to shareholders.

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41. Warren Buffett took control of Berkshire Hathaway at a board meeting and named a new president, Ken Chace, to run the company.

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42. Warren Buffett invested in and eventually took control of a textile manufacturing firm, Berkshire Hathaway.

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43. In 1962, Warren Buffett became a millionaire because of his partnerships, which in January 1962 had an excess of $7,178,500, of which over $1,025,000 belonged to Buffett.

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44. Warren Buffett purchased a five-bedroom stucco house in Omaha, where he still lives, for $31,500.

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45. Warren Buffett offered to work for Graham for free, but Graham refused.

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46. Warren Buffett earned a Master of Science in Economics from Columbia in 1951.

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47. Warren Buffett studied there for two years and joined the Alpha Sigma Phi fraternity.

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48. At the age of 15, Warren Buffett made more than $175 monthly delivering Washington Post newspapers.

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49. Warren Buffett was inspired by a book he borrowed from the Omaha public library at the age of seven, One Thousand Ways to Make $1000.

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50. Warren Buffett was born in 1930 in Omaha, Nebraska, the second of three children and the only son of Leila and Congressman Howard Buffett.

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51. Warren Buffett displayed an interest in business and investing at a young age.

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52. Warren Buffett is actively contributing to political causes, having endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 US presidential election; he has publicly opposed the policies, actions, and statements of the current US president, Donald Trump.

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53. Warren Buffett founded The Giving Pledge in 2009 with Bill Gates, whereby billionaires pledge to give away at least half of their fortunes.

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54. Warren Buffett created the Buffett Partnership after meeting Charlie Munger, and his firm eventually acquired a textile manufacturing firm called Berkshire Hathaway and assumed its name to create a diversified holding company.

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55. Warren Buffett attended New York Institute of Finance to focus his economics background and soon after began various business partnerships, including one with Graham.

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56. Warren Buffett went on to graduate from Columbia Business School, where he molded his investment philosophy around the concept of value investing that was pioneered by Benjamin Graham.

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57. Warren Buffett developed an interest in business and investing in his youth, eventually entering the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in 1947 before transferring and graduating from University of Nebraska at the age of 19.

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58. Warren Buffett has further expanded his stake in Apple, new filings show.

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59. Warren Buffett is considered as history's most successful investor—at.

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60. Warren Buffett has spent countless hours explaining his investment philosophies to the masses.

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61. Warren Buffett is the most successful investor of all time.

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62. Warren Buffett has generated enormous long-term returns at Berkshire Hathaway, but in the past 12 years, John Malone is far ahead of him.

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63. Warren Buffett is making an even bigger move into banks.

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64. Warren Buffett buys JPMorgan shares as he ramps up bets on the financials.

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65. Warren Buffett has given us a major warning that everything is expensive.

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66. Warren Buffett has used a small portion of its massive cash pile to buy back stock in Berkshire Hathaway, his fund's first major new investment in nearly three years.

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67. Warren Buffett sees little value in global stocks and buys Berkshire Hathaway shares.

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68. Warren Buffett has overseen his company, Berkshire Hathaway, buy back over $900 million of its own stock, something Mr Buffett does not particularly like or like to do often.

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69. Warren Buffett buys back $928 million of Berkshire Hathaway shares.

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70. Warren Buffett sends a $1 billion signal to the market.

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71. Warren Buffett sends 'strong signal' to market with Berkshire Hathaway's $1 billion buyback.

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72. Warren Buffett said, "I have been audited by the IRS multiple times and am currently being audited.

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73. On December 16, 2015, Warren Buffett endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton for president.

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74. Warren Buffett was finance advisor to California Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger during his 2003 election campaign.

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75. On July 2, 2008, Warren Buffett attended a $28,500 per plate fundraiser for Obama's campaign in Chicago.

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76. In 1999, Warren Buffett was named the top money manager of the Twentieth Century in a survey by the Carson Group, ahead of Peter Lynch and John Templeton.

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77. In 2008, Warren Buffett was ranked by Forbes as the richest person in the world with an estimated net worth of approximately $62 billion.

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78. In April 2017, Warren Buffett agreed to have his likeness placed on Cherry Coke products in China.

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79. Warren Buffett was raised as a Presbyterian, but has since described himself as agnostic.

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80. Warren Buffett is an avid bridge player, which he plays with fellow fan Gates—he allegedly spends 12 hours a week playing the game.

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81. Warren Buffett often plays the instrument at stock holder meetings and other opportunities.

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82. In 1949, Warren Buffett was infatuated with a young woman whose current boyfriend had a ukulele.

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83. In 1970, Warren Buffett began writing his now-famous annual letters to shareholders.

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84. In 1954, Warren Buffett accepted a job at Benjamin Graham's partnership.

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85. Warren Buffett returned to Omaha and worked as a stockbroker while taking a Dale Carnegie public speaking course.

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86. In 1947, Warren Buffett entered the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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87. In one of his first business ventures Warren Buffett sold chewing gum, Coca-Cola bottles, and weekly magazines door to door.

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