Back To School: Question & Answer Session With Business Students by Warren BuffettRead excerpts and full transcripts of business lectures from the legendary Mr. Warren Buffett, including the most interesting things Buffett had to say, as well as things you have never heard him say anywhere else! Addressing topics ranging from Keys to Investment Success, to Keys to Avoiding Trouble and Leading a Happy Life, this book is a must-read for business-minded people, young and old.
Which Schools Did Warren Buffett Attend?
When Warren Buffett is looking at hiring a new employee or finding a new company to invest in , he has a lot of criteria. But, one thing he isn't looking for are fancy university degrees. In fact, he didn't even want to attend college himself. He only applied because his dad, Howard H. Buffett , suggested an undergraduate program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Many seem obvious. When asked, "Is business school worth it? It depends on the person much more than it depends on the school. Some people are going to get a lot out of advanced education, and some people are going to get very little. It's a big commitment, to take the four years involved, the cost involved, maybe the loans involved Say you want to get a business degree in order to someday start a business. But wait, there's more!
Born in Nebraska in , Warren Buffett demonstrated keen business abilities at a young age. He formed Buffett Partnership Ltd. Overseeing the growth of a conglomerate with holdings in the media, insurance, energy and food and beverage industries, Buffett became one of the world's richest men and a celebrated philanthropist. Buffet was previously married to his first wife Susan Thompson from until her death in , although the couple separated in the 70s. He and Susan had three children: Susan, Howard and Peter. In Buffet formed the firm Buffett Partnership Ltd. Utilizing the techniques learned from Graham, he was successful in identifying undervalued companies and became a millionaire.
‘I actually was not keen on going to college myself’
The expense and time that higher education demands may not be worth it, Buffett said in a wide-ranging interview with Yahoo Finance's editor-in-chief, Andy Serwer. Buffett initially opposed attending college but ultimately completed undergraduate and graduate business programs.
From a young age, Buffett was bound for success. Although, like anyone else, he faced setbacks. From using a Nokia flip phone to pledging 85 percent of his Berkshire Hathaway stocks to various charitable foundations, check out these 20 Warren Buffett facts that might surprise you. While most year-old boys were playing T-ball and reading comic books, Buffett bought stocks. When his family moved to Omaha, Neb.