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Warren Buffett Breaking Bad -- Does Meth Pay More Than the Stock Market?

The new season of Breaking Bad premiered last week with a record-breaking 5.9 million viewers. One of those viewers was Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett, a self-described "huge fan" of the show. While attending the official premiere event, Buffett rubbed elbows with the stars and, in an interview with Buzzfeed, described the lead character, Walter White, as a "great businessman."

That got us thinking: What if Warren Buffett -- one of the greatest businessmen of all-time -- were to break bad and become a drug dealer? In this episode of Motley Fool Money Buzz, we compare Warren Buffet to the Warren-Buffett-of-drug-trafficking and explore some of the Oracle's more lucrative addictions that have made him the successful investor he is.

The price of becoming the world's greatest investor is that Buffett can no longer make many of types of investments that made him rich in the first place. Find out about one such opportunity in "The Stock Buffett Wishes He Could Buy." The free report details a sector of the economy Buffett's heavily invested in right now and exactly why he can't buy one attractive company in that sector. Click here to keep reading. 

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  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2013, at 10:14 AM, ryanchandler25 wrote:

    This has got to be the stupidest article- if you can even call it that- that I've ever read on the Fool. I cannot believe people actually pay for their premium service, where analysts sit around pounding, "what if Warren Buffett were a drug dealer."

  • Report this Comment On August 18, 2013, at 3:58 PM, TMFSteve wrote:

    This was totally incredible! Go Fools!

  • Report this Comment On August 19, 2013, at 6:01 PM, spyderfngrs wrote:


  • Report this Comment On August 19, 2013, at 8:25 PM, rarebear123 wrote:

    Really STUPID..What a waste of time, money, effort

    and so unFOOLlike.Don't waste my time . . . .

  • Report this Comment On August 19, 2013, at 9:08 PM, harmonyjoe wrote:

    Jeeze, some people really need to lighten up!

  • Report this Comment On August 19, 2013, at 11:30 PM, lowmaple wrote:

    O K some feel this is a stupid article, but remember Scrooge was rich but never had any fun until his miraculous transformation. # This article however shows the better role model for young and older people everywhere so Bah Humbug to you little Scrooges out there.

  • Report this Comment On August 19, 2013, at 11:37 PM, MountainScot wrote:

    Yeah, not great, but LIGHTEN UP!

  • Report this Comment On August 23, 2013, at 3:29 PM, landonsilla wrote:

    This was really really stupid. Despite the ridiculous premise of buffet selling drugs, the comparisons didn't seem to actually make sense. Comparing net worths of these guys is an apples and oranges thing.

    Also, I'm quite sure selling drugs would make considerable more money than normal investing. However, there are moral, legal and safety issues that outweigh the cons. But if you're just talking about profit, drug dealing would be the way to go.

    I've never seen a fool article so devoid of substance, it wasn't even entertaining!

  • Report this Comment On October 13, 2013, at 2:41 PM, thidmark wrote:

    Well, there's 2 1/2 minutes I can't get back ...

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