20 Warren Buffett Facts that You Might Not Know

Below are 20 facts that very few people know about the head of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett.

  • The father of Warren Buffett was a Republican congressman.
  • Warren Buffett is of Huguenot descent.
  • When Warren Buffett was 11 years old, the first stock that he purchased was three shares of Cities Service Preferred.
  • At 14 years of age, Warren Buffett filed his first tax return. On this return he listed his bicycle and his watch as a $35 tax deduction for his newspaper delivery route.
  • At a very young age, Warren Buffett became a capitalist. Not only was he delivering newspapers, but he was also a door-to-door salesman of magazine subscriptions, golf balls and he also sold Coca-Cola.
  • At 15 years of age, the Oracle of Omaha owned various pinball machines that he placed in a number of barbershops.
  • In Buffett’s high school yearbook, underneath his picture, it says “likes math; a future stockbroker.”
  • Buffett received his BS in economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at 19 years of age.
  • Warren Buffett bought the house that he lives in today 52 years ago and only paid $31,500 for it at the time.
  • Warren Buffett also owns a home in Laguna Beach, California.
  • The billionaire investor attended Columbia Business School because David Dodd and Benjamin Graham taught there.
  • While attending Columbia Business School, Buffett received an MS in economics in 1951.
  • In 1950, by the age of 20, he made nearly $10,000.
  • Benjamin Graham and Warren Buffett’s father both told him that he should not work on Wall Street.
  • Buffett taught a class named Investment Principals at the University of Nebraska-Omaha at night.
  • In his early 20s, Buffett owned a Sinclair Texaco gas station.
  • While working for Benjamin Graham’s company, his starting salary was $12,000 a year.
  • At the age of 26, Buffett had $174,000 in savings.
  • Warren Buffett reached millionaire status in 1962.
  • Buffett first purchased Berkshire Hathaway stock at $7.60 per share.

One Comment

  1. Mr Buffet,
    it’s great reading you articles. You have inspired me. I have a lot of respect for you.
    You have values. You work hard, I hope we can Create more jobs in USA. Bring back manufacturing back to America. Thank you

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