Richly written, landmark portrait of Warren Buffett's extraordinary American life, Buffet is a classic biography of America’s most successful investor. Started from simply picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett accumulated one of the momentous fortunes of the 20th century—a staggering net worth of tens of billions of dollars, and counting. His unparalleled investment record has made him a cult figure popularly recognized for his commonsensical approach that has won him as many disciples on Main Street as on Wall Street. This book draws on Buffett's investment strategy—a long-term philosophy based on buying stock in undervalued companies and hanging on until their worth invariably surfaces.
"A delightful portrait . . . Mr. Lowenstein has done a masterly job."
"Lowenstein has accomplished something remarkable."
"A significant contribution to the craft of biography as well as an illuminating and comforting story for investors everywhere."
— Chicago Tribune
"The singular achievement of Lowenstein's excellent biography... is that it burnishes the Buffett myth while deconstructing it with heavy doses of reality."
"Lively, smoothly written, and elaborately researched, Buffett is likely to stand as the definitive biography."
— Business Week
"Thoroughly researched and perceptive . . . a highly readable account."