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Facts About Warren Buffett And His Wealth- The Achievements Of This Celebrated Investor Is Incredible

Facts About Warren Buffett And His Wealth- The Achievements Of This Celebrated Investor Is Incredible
Facts about Warren Buffett and his Wealth that you didn’t know - The achievements of this celebrated investor will blow your mind away

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Considered to be the most successful investor of the 20th Century, Warren Buffett has incredibly managed his Business especially his wealth, the way it jumped by around $12.7 billion within a year alone in 2013.
$12.7 billion sounds huge, isn’t it? What makes him a successful businessman?

Read on, as we put together some mind-blowing facts that explain it all.

Buffett accomplished 99% of his wealth after he turned 50

Out of his net worth $63.3 billion, Buffett made $62.7 billion after he turned 50. Also, 95% i.e. $60 billion is formed after his 60th birthday. With strong investment strategies, his net worth is calculated to be $73.8 billion.

Source: Fool

On a 5-year rolling basis, Book value of Berkshire beat the S&P 500 in 43 out of 44 years

Counting from 2008 to 2013, the S&P 500’s return was 128% in comparison to Berkshire’s 80% (based on book value per Class A share).

Source: Berkshire Hathaway, Business Insider

Buffett has the longest track record of beating the market among legends.

That chart shows the comparison of the investors and the S&P 500 over time. He clearly outperformed the significant investors with exceptional longevity.

Source: Business Insider

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Buffett’s net worth in 2013 was larger than combined GDP Ghana and Cambodia

In 2013, Ghana’s GDP was estimated to be $47,928,717,949 while Cambodia’s 2013 GDP was $15,249,684,397. Both combined was still less than world’s 3rd richest man Warren Buffett.

Source: Forbes

In 2013, Buffett made $37 million/day, which was more than Jennifer Lawrence’s annual earning.

Forbes 2013 named Jennifer Lawrence as the second highest paid actress with earning worth $34 million. Interestingly, Warren Buffett made $37 million per day in 2013.

Source: Market watch

In a single hour, Warren Buffett made more wealth than tuition fees of 6 NYU students

Four years of tuition in the US’s most expensive university NYU costs $247,908. Buffett earned $1.5 million per hour in 2013.

Source: CNBC

Buffett made his first stock purchase in 1941 at the age of just 11.

At the age of 11, Warren Buffett made his first stock purchase – buying 3 preferred shares each for himself and his sister. At $40, he sold the shares which he bought for $38. It was the same year when Pearl Harbor was bombed.

Source: Old School Value

Buffett known for philanthropy has donated as much money required for building 4 Apple ‘Spaceship’ campuses. 

In his lifetime, Buffett has donated approx. $20 billion, the second highest charitable amount (after Bill Gates). The Apple Campus is a $5 billion project.

Source: Forbes

In North Korea’s capital, Annual salary of people can be increased by 50% if Buffett’s donation is added to Gates Foundation and distributed evenly

The capital of North Korea, Pyongyang has a population of 2.843 million with an average earning estimated at $1500 per year. Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation received a donation worth $2.1 billion from Buffett. Hypothetically, $738.65 could be distributed to people in Pyongyang, which is almost 49.2% of average per capita earnings of North Korea.  However, Buffett invested that donation in class B shares.

Source: CNBC

Buffett has planned to invest in renewable energy, which could double his investment to an amount that could build 46 Burj Al Arab’s

Buffett has figured out the potential of renewable energy, especially solar and wind energy where he has already invested $15 billion. Further, he is ready to commit additional $15 billion which could double the amount to $30 billion. It took $650 million to build Dubai’s lavish hotel Burj Al Arab’s.

Source: Bloomberg

In order to have lunch with Warren Buffett, a Singapore man bid $2.2 million in 2014

Sharing a table with Buffett is once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Also, the amount is huge enough to provide calculus textbooks to 9,746 students. Here, the textbook used in calculation costs $225.72 each.

Source: Omaha.com

Also Read: Seven Highly Successful People Share Their Biggest Financial Regrets

Cash balance of Berkshire Hathaway is at $50 billion, which is equal to entire GDP of South Dakota added to the cost of 45 Airbus A318’s

In 2013, Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway had over $50 billion in cash. The same year, the GDP of South Dakota was $46.732 billion. Airbus A318 costs $71.9 million each. Therefore, it would take the cost of 45 such planes along the GDP in order to equal the company’s cash.

Source: Bloomberg News

Today, you’d have $4.86 million if you invested $1000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1970

At the end of 1970, the shares of Berkshire Hathaway closed at $41. 44 years later, the stock closed at $199,562.00.

That’s a 486,636.59% change. You’d have $4.866 million today.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Today, you’d have $531,165 if you invested $1000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1980

On August 12, 1980, Berkshire Hathaway closed at $375. 34 years later, the value of Berkshire Hathaway closed at $199,562.00.

That amounts to 53,116.53% change. Further, you’d have $531,165.30 today.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Today, you’d have $28,785 if you invested $1000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1990

On August 13, 1990, Berkshire Hathaway closed at $6,700. 24 years later, on the same date, the value of Berkshire Hathaway closed at $199,562.00.

That amounts to 2,878.54% change. If you invested then, you’d have $28,785.40 today.

Source: Yahoo Finance

Today, you’d have $2,218 if you invested $1000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 2000

On August 11, 2000, Berkshire Hathaway closed at $62,000. 14 years later, it closed at $199,562.00.

That amounts to 221.87% change. If you invested then, you’d have $2,218.7 today.

Source: Yahoo Finance

In 1964, when Buffett became the majority shareholder, if you invested $1000 in Berkshire Hathaway that year, you’d be up to $10.50 million today

In 1964, Buffett became a major shareholder, then the stock was valued at $19 per share.

50 years later, the stock closed at $199,562.00.

That’s a 1,050,226.32% change, which today would be $10.502 million.

Source: Yahoo Finance

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