Warren Buffett

Widely regarded as one the most successful investors in the world, Warren Buffett began his business and investing ventures in 1947 while attending the University of Pennsylvania. He started various business partnerships at an early age and together with Charlie Munger created Buffett Partnership, which will be later called Berkshire Hathaway after acquiring the textile manufacturing firm with the same name. These partnerships made him a millionaire by the early 60s and he became a billionaire in 1990 when Berkshire Hathaway began selling class A shares. His successful investing career made Warren Buffett a high profile business person and in 2008 it was reported that there are around 50 books written about him or his investing strategies. Almost all successful entrepreneurs mention reading as one of their habits, but perhaps no one emphasizes reading as an attribute to success more than Buffett. He actually spends as much as 80% of his time reading, with an average of 500 pages per day. That is simply amazing. He began reading when he was just 7 or 8 years old, reading books lying around his father’s small investment shop. He soon picked up a passion for reading and by 11 he was “devouring” books on all sorts of topics at the local public library in Omaha. He actually said that one of the books read during those times will change his life forever. And that book was The Intelligent Investor, an investing manual written by Columbia Business School professor Benjamin Graham. There are some other Warren Buffet books you should read, of course. By the way, we mention Warren Buffett and the books he recommends quite often in our weekly newsletter about books (see more details about it here, maybe you will sign up to see what we talk about). Also, here are two collections of books curated by the best entrepreneurs in the world here:

Books recommended by Warren Buffett:

Books Written by Warren Buffett

Books Recommended by Warren Buffett

The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron

by Bethany McLeanPeter Elkind

Jack: Straight from the Gut

by Jack WelchJohn A. Byrne

In an Uncertain World: Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington

by Robert E. RubinJacob Weisberg

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

by Phil Knight

Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

by John Brooks

The Intelligent Investor

by Benjamin Graham

Security Analysis

by Benjamin Graham

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits

by Philip Fisher

Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

by Tim Geithner

The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

by William N. Thorndike

The Clash of the Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation

by John C. Bogle

Where Are the Customers' Yachts?: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street

by Fred Schwed

Essays in Persuasion

by John Maynard Keynes

The Little Book of Common Sense Investing: The Only Way to Guarantee Your Fair Share of Stock Market Returns

by John C. Bogle

Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger

by Peter D. KaufmanCharlie Munger

The Most Important Thing Illuminated: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

by Howard Marks


by Cristiane Correa

First a Dream

by Jim ClaytonBill Retherford

Take on the Street: How to Fight for Your Financial Future

by Arthur Levitt

Nuclear Terrorism

by Graham Allison

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