Tuesday, 27 October 2009

The Amazing Warren Buffett

If you didn't see BBC's one hour documentary 'The World's Greatest Money Maker' with Evan Davis interviewing Warren Buffett last night then I urge you to do so at the BBC iPlayer.

It was not just the most engaging hour's television I have seen in a long time, it was completely fascinating not just to understand Buffett's money making style but also to understand his thriftiness, lack of ego and the simplicity of his life.

He has promised his children they will get nothing of his inheritance and they are totally cool with that; he since given most of his £billions to Bill Gates' charity.

The most poignant part was an interview with his son (who had been given some Berkshire Hathaway shares by an Uncle some years before, and sold them to fund his musical career) saying 'I would rather have my music than $60million in the bank'.

And I just loved the way that Evan ended the show to say he had met many multi-millionaires in his time but that Warren Buffett was the only one he had met who was truly rich. Just brilliant TV!

Congratulations Evan.

5 comments:

Stephen said...

Will take a look. It would certainly be nice to think that there were some sincerely smart, uncorrupted people with wealth.

Kevin W said...

This man is quite something, no computer or anything. Worlds apart from the iphone etc.. and Bill gates hisself being a good friend of his makes it all even more fantastic....

This guy is so down to earth, he knows what the price of a cheap loaf of bread is - however Richard branson does not! amazing.

I would love to buy a share in his company, I sent an email to my business partner who said to me "yeah ok don't bother" - then my stock broker he said to me "You have done well so far, but the price of one of theese, well I won't lie to you kev, your not there yet" DAMB...

Kev

Wonderfully Whiffy® said...

I agree with Rachel. It was indeed a most fascinating programme which has certainly given me some positive inspiration. Well done Evan... you're wasted on Dragons' Den!

Stephen said...

hmmmm...see what you mean about Warren Buffet, Rachel.

Anonymous said...

I have told everybody about this show, and sent it to my mailing list of 133 people.. The majority didn't see it and think he is great..

He is...

Kev