Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Formal First Name
Nick Name
Oracle of Omaha
1930 - present

Notable "Oracle of Omaha," Warren Buffett is one of the most celebrated investors of all time. A son of a U.S. congressman, Buffett first bought stock at age 11. He has pledged to give away over 99% of his fortune. In 2010, he and Bill Gates founded the Giving Pledge, a non-profit organization asking billionaires to commit to donating half their wealth to philanthropic causes.


2008 Financial Crisis


Value Investing

Mentioned by the Following


Aquamarine Capital
Investment Management Associates
Off the Chain Capital


Alice Schroeder
Ben Graham
Charles Munger
Dan Fuss
David Clark
Guy Spier
Howard Marks
Janet Lowe
Jeff Yastine
Larry Cunningham
Mary Buffett
Mohnish Pabrai
Pat Dorsey
Philip Anschutz
Robert Hagstrom
Tren Griffin


7 Secrets to Investing Like Warren Buffett
A Beginner's Guide to the Stock Market
Applied Value Investing
BASICS: Introduction to Stockpicking
Berkshire Beyond Buffett
Buffett’s 2-Step Stock Market Strategy
Common Sense Investing
Damn Right!
Family Fortunes
Global Asset Allocation
How to Think Like Benjamin Graham and Invest Like Warren Buffett
How to be a Billionaire
Invest Like Warren Buffett
MONEY Master the Game
Margin of Trust
My Warren Buffett Bible
Outlier Investors
Poor Charlie's Almanack
Quantitative Value
Rule #1
Security Analysis
The 100 Best Stocks to Buy in 2020
The Acquirer's Multiple
The Bible of Compounding Money
The Big Investment Lie
The Buffettology Workbook
The Clash of the Cultures
The Complete Financial History of Berkshire Hathaway
The Dhandho Investor
The Education of a Value Investor
The Essential Buffett
The Guru Investor
The Little Book That Builds Wealth
The Little Book of Common Sense Investing
The Manual of Ideas
The Market Gurus
The New Buffettology
The Options Wheel Strategy
The Snowball
The Tao of Warren Buffett
The Triumph of Value Investing
The Warren Buffett Portfolio
The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio
The Warren Buffett Way
The Warren Buffett Way Workbook
Trade Like Warren Buffett
University of Berkshire Hathaway
Value Investing
Warren Buffett
Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements
Warren Buffett's Ground Rules
Warren Buffett's Management Secrets


Economic Moat
Margin of Safety

Professional Experience

Academic History

  • Warren Buffett's net worth is $85 billion, as of June 2019, making him the third richest person in the world.
  • In 2019, he donated $3.6 billion to the Gates foundation and family charities.
  • Early in his legendary investing career, Buffett said, "I'm 85% Benjamin Graham."
  • He is seen by some as being the best stock picker in the world, with his investment philosophies and guidelines influencing numerous investors.
  • One of his most famous sayings is "Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1."
  • Another one is "If the business does well, the stock eventually follows."
  • The third is "It's far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price."

Warren Buffett Investment Style

  • Likes world-class companies that control widely recognized consumer band names
  • Likes companies that have strong cashflows

Warren Buffett Personality

  • Still works 5 days per week at age 88 (2018)
  • Said himself that he "eats like a 6-year-old"
    • 4 Cokes a day starting at breakfast (1/4 of caloric intake)
    • Favorite Snacks:  Peanut Brittle, Chips, Dairy Queen Blizzards

Buffett demonstrated 20.8% CAGR returns over his 54+ years leading Berkshire Hathaway