Where Did Warren Buffett Earn His Education?

Warren Buffet the third richest man in America is known for his extreme wealth and also his philanthropy efforts. What about Warren Buffet education? Where did he go to learn so much to amass such a fortune?

Warren Buffet knew from a young age that he wanted to be a successful businessman. At the young age of thirteen, he already had his own business as a paperboy earning $5000.00. That is pretty impressive for his age and at that time period. His father encouraged him to enroll in college and convinced him to go to Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He only stayed two years as he was not impressed. He transferred to the University of Nebraska where he was much happier then earned his degree in Economics.

His father again encouraged him to go on to graduate school specifically Harvard University. However, that was not to be. But it was not all bad news. Buffet found out that Benjamin Graham his mentor the “father of value investing” was teaching at Columbia. He immediately applied and was accepted. He graduated in 1951 with a Masters in Economics.

He also attended New York Institute of Finance however only for a short time. From there he was on his way to quickly becoming a successful businessman and investor. Mr. Buffet puts more emphasis on life’s learning rather than highly acclaimed institutions. Not that you should not get higher education just not worry about getting into the best schools. You need to have or learn a knack for business. Warren was only six when he bought packs of Coca Cola and chewing gum then went door to door selling them. At eleven he was buying stocks. In high school he bought pinball machines to place in stores. You just need the drive!

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