Investing Lessons From Warren Buffett

Warren BuffettI recently came across an article that nicely summarizes Warren Buffett’s amazing investing success over the years.

As you probably know, Buffett is one of the most successful investors in history and among the Top 10 richest people in the world.

In an excerpt from one of his shareholder letters, Buffett talks about a couple of real estate investments he made years ago that helped shape his future investing successes.

These are great lessons for investors – stock investors especially – on the benefits of investing for the long term.

This particular article from Fortune magazine is based upon an excerpt from Buffett’s 2014 annual shareholder’s letter for his company Berkshire Hathaway.

Buffett turned Berkshire Hathaway from a struggling textile manufacturer into a huge business conglomerate that today owns and operates more than 80 subsidiary companies.  Buffett also owns major stakes in companies like Coca-Cola, IBM, and American Express.

Berkshire Hathaway Shareholder Meeting

Held in Omaha, Nebraska, Buffett’s annual meetings of Berkshire Hathaway are highly anticipated by investors.

More than 40,000 people are expected to show up to hear him and his partner Charlie Munger speak this year!  This year’s annual meeting kicks off on May 2nd, and marks the 50th anniversary of the company.

To attend, you have to own at least 1 share of Berkshire Hathaway’s stock. Incredibly, the class A shares are now trading for over $214,000 a share!  However, the class B shares are more affordable, and currently trade around $142 a share.

Long-Term Investing Lessons

Please note that the first sections where he describes the two investments may be a little too technical for some readers.

But keep reading – the bullet points that follow where he spells out the investing lessons are priceless. You’ll find them about halfway through the article.

Here is the link to the article:

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