Throughout the history of Forex, there have been a lot of people to make significant input, but it’s not a history class, so buckle up for a short, yet intensive ride along with the biography of Warren Buffett. Let’s see what his life would be as a chart!
Name: Warren Buffett
Date of birth: 08/30/1930
Net worth: $79.7B
Starting point: son of a congressman, Warren Buffett had a great headstart with his funds. He made his first investment at the age of 11, buying shares of Cities Service Preferred with a small but steady profit of $2 per share.
He started his own business of newspaper delivery and selling of horseracing tip sheet
In high school, he bought a used pinball machine and set it in a barbershop. This small business brought him enough profit to buy more machines to install in 3 different places. The net worth of this business was $1,200
He worked from 1951 to 1954 at Buffett-Falk & Co. as an investment salesman - not the highest position he could have obtained
By 1959, Warren had opened a total of seven partnerships. By the time he was 30, Warren was a millionaire.
In 1962, Warren bought stocks of Berkshire Hathaway. He aggressively bought shares despite the lack of proper management in this company, and that was the decision he then regretted.
However, he managed to take full control over the Berkshire Hathaway company, selling A list shares for it at $7,175 per share, which made him a billionaire.
In 1975, Warren Buffett and his business partner, Charlie Munger, were under investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission for fraud. They insisted they had done nothing wrong and that the purchase of Wesco Financial Corporation only looked suspicious because of their complex system of businesses.
They got out with it.
He didn’t avoid the Great Recession, losing a significant amount of funds just as many other companies.
He decided to loan funds to the companies on the verge of crisis, and his profit as well. As the dividends brought him more than a significant amount, he eventually became the third wealthiest person in the world.
What were his keys to success, basically?
Keep an eye for the opportunities
Stick to a consistent strategy
Plan for long-term investments
He started his global charity donations at age 75.
If his income would be taxed 99% per each dollar he earns, that won’t affect his standard of living at all.
To sum it up with just one quote of Warren Buffett here’s wisdom for beginners:
“Someone’s sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”