Friday, August 09, 2019

Warren Buffett: Wealthiest Man In The United States...

The Oracle Speaks

I just discovered this super fascinating 1997 vintage Nightline interview where Ted Koppel interviews Warren Buffett, and it's amazing! Notice in the photo below from the interview that Ted Koppel is wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date!

...Rolex Super-Coolness...

Warren Buffett

Worlds Wealthiest Investor
Yellow Gold Rolex Day-Date

The $90 Billion Man

Warren Buffett is a very interesting man. On the one hand, he is extremely simple and un-materialistic–yet in his extremely successful career as an investor with Berkshire-Hathaway, he has managed to squirrel-away more nuts than any other American. Warren Buffet has worn his trademark yellow gold Rolex Day-Date for decades and is a big fan of Rolex.

Becoming Warren Buffett

2017 HBO Documentary

HBO Documentaries recently completed the documentary you can watch below, titled "Becoming Warren Buffet." This amazingly insightful documentary shares many intimate details about his life journey and achievements. In the documentary, it states that Warren Buffett has already given away $24.3 Billion worth of Berkshire Hathaway stock, and his remaining shares are worth over $63 Billion. This puts him on a trajectory to hit over $100 Billion in his lifetime.

The Oracle Of Omaha

The most amazing statistic on Warren Buffett is that in you purchased one share of Berkshire Hathaway fifty years ago, it would have cost around $19. Today that share would be worth around $200,000. Warren Buffett is renowned for dispensing fascinating advice. He said, "It takes 20 years to build a reputation, and five minutes to ruin it. If you think about that, you'll do things differently." 

He also once said: "The more you learn, the more you earn." 

"Success is getting what you want & happiness is wanting what you get." –Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett is pictured below meeting with President Obama in the White House in 2008 to give him economic advice on how to turn the American economy around.

Buffett On Rolex

Warren Buffett is a big fan of Rolex and has been wearing his Rolex Day-Date for many years. Buffett was once asked what he thought of Rolex as a company and if he would ever be interested in purchasing Rolex. Buffett responded by saying: 
"Luxury watchmakers such as Geneva-based Rolex are great companies. They know my phone number, but they haven't called.''

At some point, Warren Buffett actually reached out to Rolex and told them he was interested in purchasing them, and of course, they politely declined and told him they are not for sale since Rolex is owned by the Hans Wilsdorf Trust. This makes sense as Warren Buffett typically purchases and invests in companies whose products he likes and uses...

Buffett On Time

Warren Buffett is considered by some to be an unusual CEO, as he has always instructed his secretary to try to schedule as few appointments as possible. Instead, Warren Buffett likes to sit in his office and read and think.

Warren Buffet was recently talking about time and he said: 

“I can buy anything I want—but I can’t buy time. I better be careful with time. For 54 years, I spent 5 minutes driving each way to work. If I spent more time, the only thing I would have learned was the words to more songs."—Warren Buffett.

Bill Gates is best friends with Warren Buffett and he said, on the subject of Warren's time management: 

“You control your time. Sitting and Thinking may be a much higher priority, than a normal CEO who feels like they need to go and see all these people. It is not a proxy of your seriousness that you have filled every minute of your schedule.” –Bill Gates,

Buffett On Coke

Warren Buffett is probably the largest stakeholder in the Coca Cola Company. In the video below you can see Warren Buffett wearing his yellow gold Rolex Day-Date. What do Coca Cola and Rolex have in common? The Coca Cola curved bottle is completely timeless just like Rolex watches.

The Oracle Of Omaha Is Live Now!

There is a reason why Warren Buffett is referred to as The Oracle Of Omaha. Every year, Warren and his partner in Berkshire Hathaway, Charlie Unger have an annual shareholders meeting which is beyond profound. You can kind of think of it as the Super Bowl of the investment world with all kinds of heavy hitters in attendance—including Apple CEO, Tim Cook. You can watch the 2019 Berkshire below, and see Warren wearing his yellow gold Day-Date as you see in the photos above...It Doesn't Just Tell Time. It Tells History!!!

Sam Walton

Don't ask me why, but for some reason when I was younger I used to get Warren Buffett confused with Sam Walton. I think it was since they kind of looked alike, and were both ultra-successful zillionaires that wore Rolex Day-Dates?