Warren Buffett

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Warren Edward Buffett (/ˈbʌfᵻt/; born August 30, 1930) is an American business magnate, investor and philanthropist. He is the most successful investor in the world. Buffett is the chairman, CEO and largest shareholder of Berkshire Hathaway, and is consistently ranked among the world's wealthiest people. He was ranked as the world's wealthiest person in 2008 and as the third wealthiest in 2015. In 2012 Time named Buffett one of the world's most influential people. Buffett is often referred to as the "Wizard of Omaha" or "Oracle of Omaha," or the "Sage of Omaha," and is noted for his adherence to value investing and for his personal frugality despite his immense wealth. Buffett is a notable philanthropist, having pledged to give away 99 percent of his fortune to philanthropic causes, primarily via the Gates Foundation. On April 11, 2012, he was diagnosed with prostate cancer, for which... More

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Warren Buffett #Business

Photo of Warren Buffett Our favorite holding period is forever.
Warren Buffett #Business

Photo of Warren Buffett In the business world, the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.
Warren Buffett #Business

Photo of Warren Buffett The business schools reward difficult complex behavior more than simple behavior, but simple behavior is more effective.
Warren Buffett #Business

Photo of Warren Buffett Your premium brand had better be delivering something special, or it's not going to get the business.
Warren Buffett #Business

Photo of Warren Buffett When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.
Warren Buffett #Business

Photo of Warren Buffett If a business does well, the stock eventually follows.
Warren Buffett #Fear #Time

Photo of Warren Buffett Americans are in a cycle of fear which leads to people not wanting to spend and not wanting to make investments, and that leads to more fear. We'll break out of it. It takes time.
Warren Buffett #Funny

Photo of Warren Buffett I buy expensive suits. They just look cheap on me.
Warren Buffett #God #Men

Photo of Warren Buffett Risk is a part of God's game, alike for men and nations.
Warren Buffett #History

Photo of Warren Buffett If past history was all there was to the game, the richest people would be librarians.
Warren Buffett #Money

Photo of Warren Buffett Rule No.1: Never lose money. Rule No.2: Never forget rule No.1.
Warren Buffett #Society #Teacher

Photo of Warren Buffett The smarter the journalists are, the better off society is. For to a degree, people read the press to inform themselves - and the better the teacher, the better the student body.
Warren Buffett #Time

Photo of Warren Buffett We always live in an uncertain world. What is certain is that the United States will go forward over time.
Warren Buffett #Time

Photo of Warren Buffett Time is the friend of the wonderful company, the enemy of the mediocre.
Warren Buffett #Time

Photo of Warren Buffett The only time to buy these is on a day with no 'y' in it.
Warren Buffett #Good

Photo of Warren Buffett Why not invest your assets in the companies you really like? As Mae West said, 'Too much of a good thing can be wonderful'.
Warren Buffett #Hope #Money

Photo of Warren Buffett The rich are always going to say that, you know, just give us more money and we'll go out and spend more and then it will all trickle down to the rest of you. But that has not worked the last 10 years, and I hope the American public is catching on.
Warren Buffett #Life

Photo of Warren Buffett You do things when the opportunities come along. I've had periods in my life when I've had a bundle of ideas come along, and I've had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I'll do something. If not, I won't do a damn thing.
Warren Buffett #Money

Photo of Warren Buffett Of the billionaires I have known, money just brings out the basic traits in them. If they were jerks before they had money, they are simply jerks with a billion dollars.
Warren Buffett #Nature

Photo of Warren Buffett Economic medicine that was previously meted out by the cupful has recently been dispensed by the barrel. These once unthinkable dosages will almost certainly bring on unwelcome after-effects. Their precise nature is anyone's guess, though one likely consequence is an onslaught of inflation.
Warren Buffett #Romantic

Photo of Warren Buffett We believe that according the name 'investors' to institutions that trade actively is like calling someone who repeatedly engages in one-night stands a 'romantic.'
Warren Buffett #Time

Photo of Warren Buffett You know, people talk about this being an uncertain time. You know, all time is uncertain. I mean, it was uncertain back in - in 2007, we just didn't know it was uncertain. It was - uncertain on September 10th, 2001. It was uncertain on October 18th, 1987, you just didn't know it.
Warren Buffett #Truth #War

Photo of Warren Buffett We've used up a lot of bullets. And we talk about stimulus. But the truth is, we're running a federal deficit that's 9 percent of GDP. That is stimulative as all get out. It's more stimulative than any policy we've followed since World War II.
Warren Buffett #Money

Photo of Warren Buffett I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for five years.