Warren Buffett has been incredibly successful, and he’s extremely wealthy. In fact, he’s worth about $62.1 billion right now.
But how much is $62.1 billion really? And how good is Buffett at investing?
We’ve put together some facts that put his skill in perspective.
When Buffett was 52 years old, his net worth was about $376 million.
Plus, he made about 94% of his wealth after turning 60. At age 59, he was worth 'only' $3.8 million.
Talk about long-term investment strategies.
Source: Value Walk
This chart shows the five-year moving average annual price returns for Berkshire's stock and the S&P 500 since Buffett's takeover.
Since 1999, although Buffett has still tended to beat the market, it has been by a more modest amount than in the past.
Source: Business Insider
In 2013, Buffett made on average $37 million per day — more than what Jennifer Lawrence made that year.
You could pay a year's tuition for 7 Columbia students with what Buffett made in a single hour in 2013.
Columbia University was the second most expensive university in the US. Tuition and fees is about $53,523.
Buffett made $1.5 million per hour in 2013.
Warren Buffett's first stock purchase was in 1941 -- he bought three preferred shares of the predecessor to the oil company CITGO for himself and three for his sister for $38. The stock dropped nearly 30%, and when it finally got back up to $40, Buffett sold. A few months later, the stock soared to $200.
Pearl Harbour was bombed on December 7 of that year.
Source: Old School Value
Buffett has so far donated enough money to charity in his lifetime to build 5 Apple 'Spaceship' Campuses.
The chairman of a Chinese company bid $2.35 million for lunch with Buffett in 2015. That amount could've provided 8,706 students with a calculus textbook.
If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 2000, that investment would be worth $1,801 more today.
If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1990, that amount would be worth $28,798 more today.
If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1980, that investment would be worth $458,351 more today.
If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway in 1970, that amount would be worth $4.42 million more today.
If you invested $1,000 in Berkshire Hathaway the year Buffett became the majority shareholder, that amount would be worth $10.5 million more today.
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