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The Real Reason Warren Buffett Is Worth $65 Billion

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Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world. However, by his own confession, he isn't one of the smartest men in the world. 

Buffett has made billions investing in the stock market and building his conglomerate empire, Berkshire Hathaway -- but these incredible results are a result of a consistent system (and luck) rather than genius brains alone.

Almost no investment isn't affected by some element of luck -- both good and bad luck. Warren Buffett realizes this and does everything in his power to minimize the impact of this luck. He does this by following a consistent method when its comes to investing and running this business. Regardless of what is happening in the economy or on Capitol Hill, Buffett sticks with what he knows and pounces on his opportunity when it arises. 

In the following video, Motley Fool analysts David Hanson and Tyler Riggs discuss what makes Buffett such a successful investors, which Berkshire Hathaway businesses are the best, and tell viewers what they can learn from Buffett.

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  • Report this Comment On April 27, 2014, at 1:59 PM, BeeboBlackerby wrote:

    If you knew Warren Buffet personally, you would know that Warren BUffet doesn't have a friend in the entire world.

    Not one, nor ever has.

    The guy is easily the biggest failure the country has ever produced.

    Just like his Daddy, the Republican Congressman from Nebraska.

    Maybe not the biggest.

    There is a Republican Congressman from Nebraska named Hal Daub whose only real claim to success is rape and heroin trafficking to children as well as building his own Vietcong guerilla army in Omaha.

    If you call that success.

    And it's only due to the incompetence and complacity of the Omaha Police Division.

    Google or otherwise search using the term "Daubergate Rape" or get on USENET and check out the pics with the posts.

    That's an actual rape taking place, not committed by Hal Daub, but just as violent.

  • Report this Comment On April 27, 2014, at 2:06 PM, ChuckXX wrote:

    Truly a dumb story.

  • Report this Comment On April 27, 2014, at 5:22 PM, FoolTheRest wrote:


    Your rant almost makes an effective straw man. You need to conclude with how the logic leap is made from Buffett being the second greatest US failure by having no friends to how he could be #1 by engaging in more rape, drug and child trafficking, and secret assemblies of foreign communist paramilitary organizations.


  • Report this Comment On April 27, 2014, at 5:31 PM, VegasSmitty wrote:

    The biggest reason is he's a Republican, not a Democrat!

  • Report this Comment On April 27, 2014, at 8:45 PM, shineridge wrote:

    Warren Buffet , a GAMBLER who never does a lick of actual work.

  • Report this Comment On April 28, 2014, at 9:21 AM, alan0101 wrote:

    This site, TMF, ha sreally dumbed down, even for current standards. Just look at the ridiculous comments below, all of them, truly asinine. Of course, if you have a kid who looks like he has the experience levek of WEB left foot pinkie, going on about a sytem and luck and inteligence, well he clearly knows NOTHING about investing, so why is he on TMF and wasting our time? WEB is smarter than both original fools combined, has a better track record and has made not only decades long success after success, but recent coups based on clever analysis and execution of short term opportunities, eg GS, GE etc

  • Report this Comment On April 28, 2014, at 10:18 AM, Pattielaine wrote:

    I wouldn't mind being his "first" friend.

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Tyler is an Editor / Analyst in The Motley Fool's Financial Services Bureau. A D.C. transplant originally from Cleveland, he is a hopelessly devoted Browns fan -- a potentially regrettable investment.

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