Top 10 Unknown Facts about Warren Buffet

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6. Doesn’t carry a cellphone

Doesn't carry a cellphone

Warren Buffett, an American business magnate, the second richest man in the world, one of the biggest employers, the most successful investor of the 20th century, DOES NOT carry a cell phone, NOR has a computer on his desk. Yes, you read it correctly. Yes, you may read that once again. Despite being in an infamous profession which entails being on the phone 24*7, the man manages to not succumb to the changing times and sticks to his simplistic lifestyle.

 

7. Lives in a simple house

simple house

The owner of Berkshire Hathaway lives in a small three-bedroom house in mid-town Omaha which he had bought after he got married, 50 years ago. To add to that, the house doesn’t even have a wall or a fence around it. He says that the house has everything he needs. He preaches not to buy more than what you “really need” and also wants the next generation to think in the same way and not spend without thinking.

 

8. Used to sell chewing gum as a child

sell chewing gum

He sold chewing gum at seven and Coca Cola when he was eight. Very soon he was chalking stock prices at a local broker’s office. A boy from Omaha, Nebraska, bought a small farm at the age of 14 with his savings from delivering newspapers. One could have bought so many other things from such little savings, who would think of buying a farm?! Undoubtedly he was a billionaire in the making. Also, he filed his first tax return at the age of 14.

 

9. Drives his own car by himself

Drives his own car

He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a Driver or Security people around him. As opposed to VIPs who travel with their cars, even while visiting other countries, the humble billionaire doesn’t even feel the need for a driver and drives around himself, till date, at the age of 82. He says “Life your life as simple as you are”

 

10. Bought his first share at the age of 11

Bought his first share

Warren Buffett bought his first share at an age where most children are busy watching cartoons or playing with dolls (Now Playstation and Smartphones and Youtube). ELEVEN. He first traded when he was 11 and never looked back, the world has witnessed that. Moreover, he now regrets that he started a bit too late. His favourite childhood book was “One thousand ways to make $1000”. No wonder he reached where he is today. In fact the man wants children to be encouraged to invest or start some kind of business, whatsoever.

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