Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett

Warren Edward Buffett (born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor, and philanthropist. He is considered by some to be one of the most successful investors in the world, and as of March 2017 is the second wealthiest person in the United States, and the fourth wealthiest in the world, with a total net worth of $73.3 billion.

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Did Bill put you up to this?

If you have a great manager you want to pay him very well.

The chains of habit are too light to be felt until they are too hard to be broken.

Don't borrow money to make investments.

Wide diversification is only required when investors do not understand what they are doing.

Right now the rest of the world owns $3 trillion more of us than we own of them. In my view it will create political turmoil at some point. ... Pretty soon I think there will be a big adjustment.

Mr. Buffett was not briefed on how the transactions were to be structured or on any improper use or purpose of the transactions.

I don't try to jump over 7foot bars I look around for 1foot bars that I can step over.

These costs are now being incurred in amounts that will cause shareholders to earn far less than they historically have.

The market outperformed business for a very long time and that phenomenon had to end

I recently sold a house in Laguna for $3.5 million. It was on about 2 000 square feet of land maybe a twentieth of an acre and the house might cost about $500 000 if you wanted to replace it. So the land sold for something like $60 million an acre.

The war on terrorism can never be won.

It's better to hang out with people better than you ... Pick out associates whose behavior is better than yours and you'll drift in that direction.

If a business does well the stock eventually follows.

Liquid resources and strong financial backing are scarce and valuable assets in today's telecommunications world. Level 3 has both.

There seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.

Eddie is a very smart guy but putting Kmart and Sears together is a tough hand.

Berkshire's board has fully discussed each of the three CEO candidates and has unanimously agreed on the person who should succeed me if a replacement were needed today. The directors know now and will always know in the future exactly what they will do when the need arises.

Value is what you get.

Bill Gates and I kind of cooked it up together. We hope we could get a school program someplace where the kids were taught the game and... develop a lot of competition between schools.

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