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Warren Buffett’s Reading List

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Years ago, a college student asked Warren Buffett how to prepare for a career on Wall Street. The legendary investor reportedly held up a stack of publications and reports and said, “Read 500 pages like this every day. That’s how knowledge works. It builds up, like compound interest.” Yes, that’s right, 500 pages a day.

Buffett, the chairman of investment holding company Berkshire Hathaway, considers reading a core part of his job. Reading is how he knows as much as or more than those he’s speaking with.

Buffett is not the only big-name billionaire bookworm. Bill Gates…Elon Musk…Mark Cuban…Mark Zuckerberg…and Oprah Winfrey are reportedly voracious readers, too.

Warren Buffett does not have a book club like Oprah, but there are ways to determine some of the books he likes—for one, Buffett personally approves every title sold at the bookstore kiosk at Berkshire Hathaway’s annual shareholder meeting. Here are 10 general-interest books and two about Buffett himself…

Happy reading!

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Source: Lawrence Cunningham, a professor at George Washington University who edited The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America. Date: May 26, 2017 Publication: Bottom Line Personal
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