12 Facts About Warren Buffett And Money
August 22, 2014 Leave a comment
1.) 99 per cent of Buffett’s wealth was earned after his 50th birthday.
2.) Berkshire’s Book Value has beat the S&P 500 in 43 out of 44 years on a five year rolling average basis.
3.) Buffett’s net worth of $63.3 billion is greater than the combined GDPs of Ghana and Cambodia.
4.) Buffett is “ready“ to double his investment in renewable energy ,bringing the total to an amount that could build 46 Burj Al Arabs.
5.) In 2013, Buffett made on average $37 million per day.
6.) Buffett has so far donated enough money in his life time to build 4 Apple ‘Spaceship’ Campuses.
7.) If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1970, you’d have $4.86 m today.
8.) If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1990, you’d have $28,785 today.
9.) If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 2000, you’d have $2,218 today.
10.) Buffett made his first stock purchase the same year that Pearl Harbor was bombed. He bought three preferred shares for himself and three for his sister at $38.The stock dropped nearly 30 per cent, and when it finally got back up to $40, Buffett sold. A few months later, the stock soared to $200.
11.) If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway the year Buffett became the majority shareholder, you’d be up to $10.50 million today.
12.) In 2014, a Singapore man bid $2.2 million for lunch with Buffett. That amount could’ve provided 9,746 US students with a calculus textbook.