Warren Buffett is a well-known name in the business industry. He is known for his well-thought investments and financial decisions. His financial education started at a young age from his father. His father was a stockbroker and congressman. He started getting interested in stocks and visited New York Stock Exchange at a young age of 11 years and bought shares.
Warren Buffet graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School, Washington, D.C. At the age of 16 years, he started studying business at Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. However, he was not very satisfied there, so, he got transferred to the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He graduated with a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He wanted to continue his education. He applied to Harvard University but his application was rejected. After getting a rejection from Harvard University, he researched other universities. He found that Benjamin Graham was teaching at Columbia University. He got really excited about it and applied at Columbia University.
He attended Columbia Business School and graduated with a Master of Science in Economics degree in 1951. Benjamin Graham became his mentor during that time. For a small period of time, he attended the New York Institute of Finance.
Warren Buffet is a successful investor and his education, as well as experience, played a major part in success. He believes that experience is an essential part of success. Higher education is important and getting proper real-world experience can help make a crucial decision. He completed his education at the age of 21 years and he started working as an independent contractor at a young age. His advice is that students should find a job they want to do. Money should not be exclusive criteria in job selection process.