While visiting Piers Morgan on Tuesday evening, Warren Buffett spoke about material goods, email and cellphones. Inside the New York studio, he sat down with the host for a special edition of the program in prime time. Piers Morgan aptly named this episode “Three Generations of Buffett.”
Business mogul Warren Buffett was joined by his grandson Howard Warren Buffett and his son Howard Graham Buffett. While discussing technology on “Piers Morgan Live” the elder Buffett was requested to show the audience his cell phone.
“This is the one Alexander Graham Bell gave me,” Buffett said jokingly, as he then let everyone take a look at his Nokia flip phone. This is obviously a relic when you compare it to the smart phones of today. “I don’t throw anything away until I’ve had it for 20 or 25 years.”
The conversation then switched from mobile phones to email, when Piers Morgan decided to ask the family patriarch about spam and inboxes. “I sent one email in my life,” Warren Buffett revealed. “I sent it to Jeff Raikes at Microsoft and it ended up in court in Minneapolis, so I am one for one.”
It doesn’t matter if its computers, phones, property or automobiles, Buffett is insistently against the excessive consumption of material goods:
“I have everything I want. I’m happy.”
Feel free to visit Piers Morgan’s website to watch more clips of the conversation with the Buffetts. They even share an enjoyable story about Howard Warren Buffett’s car loan and childhood farm.