There was a one-hour interview on CNBC with Warren Buffet, the second richest man who has donated $31 billion to charity. Here are some very interesting aspects of his life:
以下摘錄自CNBC電視台對世界排名第二的富豪華倫巴菲特所做的一小時專訪, 巴菲特目前已經捐310億美元給慈善機構, 他對於人生的一些見解非常有趣
He bought his first share at age 11 and he now regrets that he started too late!
He bought a small farm at age 14 with savings from delivering newspapers.
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.
他雖然富甲一方, 卻仍然住在奧瑪哈小鎮的一棟三房小屋內, 那是他結婚50週年後所買的房子.他說他們家什麼都有了啊! 他家甚至連圍牆或籬笆都沒有!
He drives his own car everywhere and does not have a driver or security people around him.
He never travels by private jet, although he owns the world's largest private jet company.
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.
他公司 Berkshire Hathaway,旗下擁有63家企業.他每年只寫一封信給這些企業的總裁,把今年的營運目標告訴他們.他從來不曾定期主持或召開會議, 他給這些總裁們的守則只有以下兩條
Rule number 1: do not lose any of your share holder's money.
Rule number 2: Do not forget rule number 1.
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.
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, themeeting lasted for ten hours and Bill Gates became a devotee of Warren Buffet.
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:
(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 u 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.