Warren Edward Buffett is born August 30, 1930, is an American investor, business tycoon, and philanthropist, who is the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. He is considered one of the most successful investors in the world and has a net worth of US$78.9 billion as of August 2020, making him the seventh wealthiest person in the world.
Today Warren celebrates his 90th Birthday. His friend Bill Gates had come up with a variety gift at Twitter. He uploads a video of cake making for Warren and wishes him 90th birthday.
Earlier Warren and Bill were not friends and not interested to be friends but later time made them good friends.
They’ve become bridge buddies, golfing companions and are both members of The Giving Pledge.
While the two have a mutual level of respect for one another, Gates says he sometimes sees Buffett as a father figure.
“When faced with a challenge, [Melinda and I] often ask ourselves, What would Warren do? It usually leads us to the best answer,” the Microsoft co-founder writes.
Gate has learned many life lessons from Buffett, but says “the most important lesson he taught me is what friendship is all about.”
Gate also says “Even though he keeps up a hectic schedule, Warren still finds time to nurture friendships like few other people I know”. “He picks up the phone and calls to say hello. He regularly sends articles he’s read that he thinks Melinda or I will find interesting.”
Taking the time to be emotionally invested in your friendships is a valuable piece of advice that we can all benefit from.
As the billionaire investor once said during a presentation at The University of Georgia: “If you get to my age in life and nobody thinks well of you, I don’t care how big your bank account is, your life is a disaster.”
Today at his 90th birthday Bill wrote at his Blog “GateNotes” Warren Buffett turns 90 years old today. It’s hard to believe that my close friend is entering his tenth decade. Warren has the mental sharpness of a 30-year-old, the mischievous laugh of a 10-year-old, and the diet of a 6-year-old. He once told me that he looked at the data and discovered that first-graders have the best actuarial odds, so he decided to eat like one. He was only half-joking.