Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

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Review Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist 

by ROGER LOWENSTEIN

Description

Warren Buffett—the most renowned figure in the finance industry—began from compiling stocks as an investment. As his investments grew, he became one of the wealthiest and notable investors since the 20th century. He has a net worth of $88 billion currently. 

Roger Lowenstein provides a detailed account of Buffett’s life, career, and investment strategies. This book delves into the narrative of Buffett’s life and how he conquered the finance industry with his wit. Buffett’s main principle is to buy undervalued stocks of companies and wait until its worth is revealed.

This biography of Warren Buffett does a good job of narrating his life and his principles in investing. It shows Buffett’s many sides as an individual and as an investor. The book is insightful, and not only does it delve into the life of Buffett, but it also gives beneficial advice on how to approach the market in Buffett’s lens. 

Lowenstein’s writing style is clear and easy-to-read. He also makes a point of focusing on the important details and events of Buffett’s life, especially on what geared Buffett towards his current wealth and fame. Overall, it is a good book about a humble multibillionaire and how he achieved his status.

About the Author

ROGER LOWENSTEIN was a reporter of The Wall Street Journal for over ten years, focusing on its stock market column, Heard on the Street, from 1989 to 1991, and Intrinsic Value column, from 1995 to 1997. He has also written for The New Republic and The New York Times. Currently, he writes a column in Smart Money magazine.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

  1. OMAHA
  2. RUNAWAY
  3. GRAHAM
  4. BEGINNINGS
  5. PARTNERS
  6. GO-GO
  7. BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY
  8. RETURN OF THE NATIVE
  9. ALTER EGO
  10. WASHINGTON REDUX
  11. PRESS LORD
  12. PARTNERS, REDUX
  13. THE CARPET WOMAN
  14. THE EIGHTIES
  15. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
  16. CRASH
  17. A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO DARTS
  18. SECRETS OF THE TEMPLE
  19. HOWIE BUFFETT’S CORN
  20. RHINOPHOBIA
  21. THE KING
  22. SALOMON’S COURT
  23. BUFFETT’S TROLLEY

AFTERWORD: JANUARY 2008

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