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Listen to Warren Buffett: Your Reputation Is Worth Cold, Hard Cash.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Warren Buffett is commonly hailed as the world’s greatest investor and for good reason. As chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, he’s worth more than $66 billion.<p>How exactly does someone become so successful? In his book …

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Warren Buffett's Favorite Value Stocks

Image source: Fortune Live Media via Flickr.<p>When it comes to value investing, there's arguably no one better or more revered than Warren Buffett.<p>Buffett often gives a lot of credit to his mentor, Ben Graham, with regard to teach him how to appropriately value stocks, but it's Buffett's long-term …

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25 years ago Bill Gates’s mom forced him to be friends with Warren Buffett

In July 1991, a 35-year-old Bill Gates was reluctant to make friends with some guy who moved money around for a living. Despite friends and family’s insistence, Gates wasn’t keen to drive a few hours to meet this Warren Buffett, then 60, whom everyone was talking about.<p>Their friendship has since …

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Warren Buffett Says This Is the Best Investment Most People Can Buy

You won't get rich quickly, though.<p>Warren Buffett is arguably the best stock picker of all time, so it’s no surprise that during turbulent times, …

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Read Bill Gates’ Touching Essay About His Best Friend Forever Warren Buffett

Bill Gates and Warren Buffett have more in common than both being wildly successful billionaires. They’re also best friends.<p>In a sweet blog post and …

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Here's Benjamin Graham's key to investing

I recently came across an old piece that Zweig wrote for the CFA Institute that outlined some of the lessons learned from that experience. Zweig touches on Graham's five kinds of brilliance:<p>One of the more fascinating anecdotes Zweig talks about that I had never heard before is that before …

8 Books Warren Buffett Tells Millionaires to Read

The billionaire icon's must-reads will make you deeply skeptical about Wall Street, and more confident of your own investment abilities.<p>I've previously posted reading recommendations from Steve Jobs, Bill Gates and Elon Musk, all of whom are legendary high tech entrepreneurs. Warren Buffett is a …

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Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, and 11 other US corporate titans want common sense to replace America's worst business practices

Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, and more signed on to a list of suggested changes for companies to adopt, titled "Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles."<p>The group said that companies need to change the way they are managing their boards of directors, reporting earnings, and interacting with …

6 Ways Warren Buffet and Other Business Leaders Want American Companies to Change

Business titans outline the ways companies should change their management.<p>Some of the biggest names in American business want companies to change their behavior.<p>Warren Buffett, Jamie Dimon, and more signed on to a list of suggested changes for companies to adopt, titled"Commonsense Corporate …

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How Warren Buffett & Elon Musk Both Compete and Contrast on Energy

Two of the world’s best known billionaires, Elon Musk and Warren Buffett, have made major bets on the future of energy, and how generating power, and …

6 surprising ways that Elon Musk is like Warren Buffett

In June, Musk announce plans for Tesla to acquire SolarCity (the solar panel company run by his cousins), which was met with much scrutiny by investors. This was soon overshadowed by the disclosure of a traffic fatality related to the Autopilot feature in Tesla's Model S sedan. Regulators are …

How Valeant Defies the Warren Buffett School of Investing

Investors who loaded up on Valeant Pharmaceuticals stock earlier this week are learning that investing like Warren Buffett also means knowing that …

Warren Buffett on Reading, Innovation and Productivity

The Oracle of Omaha is reading less these days, but thinking just as much. Here are his thoughts on the housing market, the business of local news, and the future of American innovation.<p>Warren Buffett is closing in on 86 years old, so he says he doesn't read as much as he used to. But the …

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Meet the Next Warren Buffett

He's a 59-year-old hedge funder.<p>Some phenomena happen so rarely that we’ll wait years to see them, like the reappearance of Halley’s Comet or the …

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Warren Buffett brilliantly explains how bubbles are formed

Warren Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, has said cryptocurrencies "definitely will come to a bad ending."<p>He was speaking in January on what's probably the highest profile financial-bubble suspect right now.<p>When he publishes his annual letter to shareholders on Saturday, readers will be checking …

How Risky Is Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.?

Warren Buffett-led <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) has a track record of exceptional performance. In fact, over the past 50 years, Berkshire's stock has risen at an annualized rate of 20.8%. No stock capable of these returns is without risk, but if you're a long-term investor, you may …

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Why the Berkshire Hathaway Wealth Model is So Successful

Use the Berkshire Hathaway Wealth Model in Your Life<p>Focus on Two Buckets of Value - Operating Income and Marketable Securities<p>Updated April 07, …

It’s fundamental why Warren Buffett beats the stock market — how have investors missed it for so long?

Eugene Fama and Richard Thaler, two legendary finance professors at the University of Chicago, recently had a debate about whether markets are …

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Warren Buffett's top 3 investing tips in an expensive market

Here are three lessons from Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett that every investor should remember when the market looks frothy.

This chart shows what’s happening to Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway

But what about an entity like Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway which is essentially a mini aggregate of many private and public companies? Is this a good middle ground option for someone who is looking to take a little more risk than an index, but doesn't want a huge amount of single entity …

Here's How Much the Wells Fargo Scandal Cost Warren Buffett

Even the fourth richest man in the world can't win 'em all.<p>Although Wells Fargo was slapped with $185 million in fines for opening roughly 2 million …

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A psychologist reveals the persuasive tactic Warren Buffett uses to make his shareholders trust him

From the second paragraph:<p>"A number of good things happened at Berkshire last year, but let's first get the bad news out of the way."<p>Buffett goes on to announce that "for the ninth time in 48 years, Berkshire's percentage increase in book value was less than the S&P's percentage gain." He …

Warren Buffett Will Wait to Comment on the Wells Fargo Scandal

As Wells Fargo’s tremendous downward slide, triggered by its phony account scandal and spurred on by its poor handling of the fallout, deepens, its …

Here's why Warren Buffett is giving his billions away

The pledge asks the world's wealthiest people to dedicate the majority of their wealth to philanthropy.<p>One fellow he spoke to was on the fence, and his wife wasn't keen on it, Buffett said at the 2016 Concordia Summit in New York on Tuesday. But their children asked them to do it, and they agreed …

Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s Biggest Win in 2016 So Far

Image source: The Motley Fool.<p>Earlier in 2016, <b>Berkshire Hathaway</b> (NYSE: BRK-A) (NYSE: BRK-B) completed its acquisition of Precision Castparts. The transaction was Berkshire's largest to date, and many experts criticized it, thinking that the $37.2 billion price tag was a bit too high.<p>I disagree. I …

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Mars Inks Deal With Warren Buffett For Full Control of Wrigley

Mars Inc. has inked a deal with Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (brk-a) to take full control of the Wrigley brand, ending a partnership that …

Questor: an oil firm whose fortunes don’t rely on the crude price (and Warren Buffett is buying)

When we asked Questor readers for their feedback following our recent relaunch, one of the most popular suggestions was that we cover more overseas shares. So today we look at a giant American firm that may nevertheless be unfamiliar to many.<p>This is because the business, Phillips 66, was demerged …

3 Surprising Habits of Smart Investors

Image source: Getty Images.<p>Sometimes investors can be their own worst enemies. A 2016 study by <b>Blackrock</b> found that stocks averaged an 8.19% annualized return between 1996 and 2015, but the average investor's portfolio only eked out a 2.11% gain. The enormous gap between those figures was caused by …

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5 Warren Buffett tax facts we just learned

Warren Buffett's response to Donald Trump's comments tells us a lot about the Oracle's broader philosophy.<p>In the second presidential debate, Republican candidate Donald Trump made certain claims about Warren Buffett's tax history, specifically that Buffett takes massive deductions and takes …

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American Airlines $73 First Class Fares (Upgrade for $7!) and How to Earn Full Miles on Discount American Fares

<i>One Mile at a Time</i> highlights the cheapest first class upsell fare I’ve ever seen.<p>American Airlines will sell you coach one-way for the 834 mile …