Becoming Warren Buffett

Synopsis: With a net worth of over $60,000,000,000, Warren Buffett is truly a one-of-a-kind billionaire. The legendary investor still lives in his modest home in Omaha. At 86 years old, he drives to the office every morning to manage Berkshire Hathaway, the fifth largest public company in the world. But more surprising than his humble lifestyle is his moral core. The same principles of decency and integrity that helped him pile up a fortune led him to give it all away in the largest philanthropic donation in history. Becoming Warren Buffett chronicles the evolution of a boy from Nebraska who became one of the most respected men in the world, and the heroes who helped guide him along the way. By allowing access to his life and never-before-released home videos, Buffett offers a glimpse into his unique mind to help us understand what is truly important when money no longer has meaning.
Genre: Documentary
Director(s): Peter W. Kunhardt
Production: Kunhardt Films
90 min

And now one of the most

respected investors in America

is going to tell you

about his secrets.

"Warren Buffett."

It's the sound of money.

$9.2 billion...

Woman 2:
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett,

the second richest man

in America.

Man 2:

He's estimated to be worth about $62 billion.

That makes him

the richest man in the world.

Woman 3:
You know,

Buffett is not exactly what you might expect.

Woman 4:

Even though he's in the money business,

he doesn't even own

a calculator or a computer.

Man 3:

He takes the long view,

and it's made him billions,

many billions.

Man 4:

Maybe you can beat the house,

but I don't think you can beat

Warren Buffett.

Man 5:
Buffett filed his first

tax return at 13 years old.

But he's no average

billionaire, Tom.


No, he certainly isn't, Matt.

Woman 5:

He's a $44 billion average Joe.

Man 7:

Warren Buffett has an approach

that doesn't make him very popular

with his fellow billionaires.

Man 8:
Warren Buffett,

the boy from Nebraska

who grew up to become

the Wizard of Omaha.

Man 9:
What was it about him

that allowed him to become

the richest man in the world?

How did he do it?

70 years ago,

I was in high school.

Almost a third as long

as the country has been around.

And when I was

in high school,

I really only had

two things on my mind...

girls and cars.


and I wasn't doing very well with girls,

so we'll talk

about cars.

But lets just imagine

that when we finish,

I'm going to let each one of you

pick out the car of your choice.

Sounds good, doesn't it?

Pick it out,

any color, you name it,

it'll be tied up with a bow,

and it'll be at your house tomorrow.

And you say,

"Well, what's the catch?"

And the catch is...

that it's the only car you're

going to get in your lifetime.

Now what are you going to do,

knowing that that's the only car

you're ever going to have

and you love that car?

You're going to take care of

it like you cannot believe.

Now what I'd like to suggest

is that you're not going to get

only one car in your lifetime,

but you're gonna get

one body and one mind,

and that's all

you're going to get.

And that body and mind

feels terrific now,

but it has

to last you a lifetime.

I'm on the way

to the office.

It's all

of a five-minute drive.

Been doing it...

for 54 years.

One of the good things

about this five-minute drive

is that on the way there's a McDonald's,

so I'll pick up something.

Woman on speaker: Good morning,

thank you for choosing McDonald's.

Go ahead and order

whenever you're ready.

I'll have a Sausage McMuffin

with egg and cheese.

Anything else?

That's it, thank you.


and I tell my wife as I shave in the morning,

I say either $2.61,

$2.95, or $3.17,

and she puts that amount

in a little cup by me here

and that determines

which of three breakfasts I get.

Hi. 2.95.

Okay, 2.95.

There's the two.

How you doing, sir!

Hey, great!

You're on "Candid Camera"!

I see. Hello, everybody!


When I'm not feeling quite so prosperous,

I might go with a 2.61,

which is two sausage patties,

and then I put 'em together

and pour myself a Coke.

Hi, how are you?

Hi. I've been good.

3.17 is a bacon, egg,

and cheese biscuit,

but the market's

down this morning,

so I think I'll pass up the

3.17 and go with the 2.95.


I like numbers.

It started before

I could remember.

It just felt good,

working with numbers.

I was always playing around with

numbers in one-way or another.

And it was fun to have

a bunch of guys over

and have them betting on which

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