Warren Buffett is known for his billions, but how he made his money is something everyone should know.
At last count, Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A)(NYSE:BRK-B) had a value of nearly $315 billion, and Warren Buffett owned more than 20% of the company he took control of nearly 50 years ago. Since Buffett took charge, the value of the shares has grown by a mind-boggling 693,518%, from $19 to $134,973.
The investments he makes and the businesses he buys will grab the headlines, but fewer people consider how Buffett himself has managed to not only grow Berkshire Hathaway into one of the biggest and most successful companies on the planet but also carefully hold on to and grow the money he's made.
In the slideshow below, we take a look at the 25 things Buffett has shared through the years which show how he's managed his investments, his businesses, his career, and his life. We'll examine how we can all learn a thing or two, or 25, from the man worth more than $65 billion.
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