Warren Buffett has been incredibly successful, and he’s extremely wealthy. Warren Buffett’s wealth jumped by around $12.7 billion in 2013 alone.
But how much is $US12.7 billion, anyway?
And how good an investor is Warren Buffett, really? We’ve put together some facts that really put him in perspective.
In 2013, Buffett made on average $US37 million per day -- that's more than what Jennifer Lawrence made the entire year.
You could pay the college tuition of 6 NYU students with what Buffett made in a single hour in 2013.
Warren Buffett's first stock purchase was in 1941 -- he bought 3 preferred shares for himself and three for his sister at $US38. The stock dropped nearly 30%, and when it finally got back up to $US40 Buffett sold. A few months later, the stock soared to $US200.
Pearl Harbor was bombed on December 7, 1941.
Source: Old School Value
You could increase the annual salary of every North Korean living in Pyongyang by 50% if you took Buffett's donation to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and distributed it evenly to them.
Buffett donated $US2.1 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. That means that every person in Pyongyang would hypothetically get $US738.65 -- an amount that is 49.2% of the annual per capita earnings in North Korea.
Keep in mind, however, that Buffett's donation is in class B shares.
Buffett is 'ready' to double his investment in renewable energy -- bringing the total to an amount that could build 46 Burj Al Arab's.
In 2014, a Singapore man bid $US2.2 million for lunch with Warren Buffett. That amount could've provided 9,746 students with a calculus textbook.
If you invested $US1000 in Berkshire Hathaway the year that Warren Buffett became the majority shareholder, you'd be up to $US10.50 million today.
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