CNBC Television had interviewed with Warren Edward Buffett who is second richest person in the world and charitable donations a total of US Dollars 31 billion. There is something interesting of his life as following.
1. He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!
2. He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.
3. He still lives in the same small 3-bedroom house in mid-town Omaha , that he bought after he got married 50 years ago. He says that he has everything he needs in that house. His house does not have a wall or a fence.
Don‘t 不要買超過你 “真正需要” 的，並且鼓勵你的孩子這樣想，這樣做。
4. He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.
5.He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.
6.His company, Berkshire Hathaway, owns 63 companies. He writes only one letter each year to the CEOs of these companies, giving them goals for the year. He never holds meetings or calls them on a regular basis. He has given his CEO's only two rules.
Rule number 1: Do not loss shareholder's money.
Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1.
他的公司,波克夏·哈薩威(Berkshire Hathaway), 擁有63家公司。 他每年只給各執行長寫一封信, 給他們這年的公司目標。 他從不舉行例行的會議或是打例行電話。
7.He does not socialize with the high society crowd. His past time after he gets home is to make himself some pop corn and watch Television.
8.Bill Gates, the world's richest man met him for the first time only 5 years ago. Bill Gates did not think he had anything in common with Warren Buffet. So he had scheduled his meeting only for half hour. But when Gates met him, the meeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet.
9.Warren Buffet does not carry a cell phone,nor has a computer on his desk.
His advice to young people:
"Stay away from credit cards and invest in yourself and Remember:
“離信用卡遠遠的 (銀行借貸) ，對自己投資並且記住以下幾點:
A. Money doesn't create man but it is the man who created money.
B. Live your life as simple as you are.
C. Don't do what others say, just listen them, but do what you feel good
D. Don't go on brand name; just wear those things in which you feel comfortable.
E. Don't waste your money on unnecessary things; just spend on them who really in need rather.
F. After all it's your life then why give chance to others to rule our life.
The following quotation from 1988, respectively, highlights Warren Buffett's thoughts on his wealth and why he long planned to re-allocate it:
I don't have a problem with guilt about money. The way I see it is that my money represents an enormous number of claim checks on society. It's like I have these little pieces of paper that I can turn into consumption. If I wanted to, I could hire 10,000 people to do nothing but paint my picture every day for the rest of my life. And the GNP would go up. But the utility of the product would be zilch, and I would be keeping those 10,000 people from doing AIDS research, or teaching, or nursing. I don't do that though. I don't use very many of those claim checks. There's nothing material I want very much. And I'm going to give virtually all of those claim checks to charity when my wife and I die.
His children will not inherit a significant proportion of his wealth. These actions are consistent with statements he has made in the past indicating his opposition to the transfer of great fortunes from one generation to the next. Buffett once commented, "I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing".
"The most happy people do not necessarily to have all the best things.
But they are only value of life which encountered in the path on everything, "
Let all of us would like to select this path of life