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Woodshed
03-06-2008, 07:03 AM
I was discussing the position of uke player Warren Buffett in the world's rich list a few weeks ago. I think we came to the conclusion he was third or fourth. I read this morning that he's now the richest man in the world (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/mar/06/business.richlist). You go, Warren.

You'd have thought he'd use a slice of that $63 billion to get a fancier uke.

rayan
03-06-2008, 07:05 AM
Warren Buffet is seriously an amazing person. He's so stinking rich, yet he drives a regular car and lives in the same house with the same furniture that he had before he made all his money. Whenever he talks to he just seems like a genuinely nice person. I'm a fan.

Woodshed
03-06-2008, 07:10 AM
He's definitely a better than person than me. If I had that much money I'd be a total asshole. No doubt about it.

rayan
03-06-2008, 07:11 AM
He's definitely a better than person than me. If I had that much money I'd be a total asshole. No doubt about it.

I'd be like Scrooge McDuck and swim in my money everyday. hahahah. jk

BUGOY
03-06-2008, 07:38 AM
just did a little research on the man. wow, now that is someone to look up to!

mossyoak
03-06-2008, 08:10 AM
That kind of modesty is nice to see

hotnanas
03-06-2008, 08:11 AM
I was discussing the position of uke player Warren Buffett in the world's rich list a few weeks ago. I think we came to the conclusion he was third or fourth. I read this morning that he's now the richest man in the world (http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2008/mar/06/business.richlist). You go, Warren.

You'd have thought he'd use a slice of that $63 billion to get a fancier uke.

That's why he has so much money. A man must have personal rules, and never ever break those rules, especially when it comes to money.

Now me, I might do a little upgrading...

UKESTAR
03-06-2008, 08:11 AM
Warren Buffet is seriously an amazing person. He's so stinking rich, yet he drives a regular car and lives in the same house with the same furniture that he had before he made all his money. Whenever he talks to he just seems like a genuinely nice person. I'm a fan.

Also, he will NOT give any money EVER to his grandchildren etc outside of paying for their education!! Ouch!!

hotnanas
03-06-2008, 08:16 AM
the WB on his oscar schmidt http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v7ovjjwyLPg&feature=related

nikolo727
03-06-2008, 08:43 AM
that actually warms my heart to hear that a man, a human, with that much money can be such a nice guy.

heck if i had all that money id give more than half of it to charity.

since my dad had cancer i would put 40 billion dollars into cancer research.

:)


with the rest i would start an ukulele shop.

start a book store.

and start a game store.


thats the life. ukulele, fantasy books, and video games.


then id finish off everyday with a chocolate turtle!

:)

NotoriousMOK
03-06-2008, 09:46 AM
He's definitely a better than person than me. If I had that much money I'd be a total asshole. No doubt about it.



I don't even have the money, and I'm, well, uhm . . . . complicated :mad:

Minamin
03-06-2008, 11:34 AM
“There’s class warfare, all right,” Mr. Buffett said, “but it’s my class, the rich class, that’s making war, and we’re winning.”

experimentjon
03-06-2008, 04:28 PM
Woah. He's really the richest man in the world now? That's value investing for you. Are there any other links that confirm his status as #1 now?

Woodshed
03-06-2008, 08:30 PM
Here's 111 of them (http://news.google.co.uk/news?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-GB%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&hl=en&resnum=1&ct=title&ie=UTF-8&ncl=1139742079). This is the original story (http://www.forbes.com/home/billionaires/2008/03/05/buffett-worlds-richest-cx_mm_0229buffetrichest.html).

experimentjon
03-06-2008, 09:37 PM
Here's 111 of them (http://news.google.co.uk/news?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla%3Aen-GB%3Aofficial&client=firefox-a&hl=en&resnum=1&ct=title&ie=UTF-8&ncl=1139742079). This is the original story (http://www.forbes.com/home/billionaires/2008/03/05/buffett-worlds-richest-cx_mm_0229buffetrichest.html).

Ah. Now I'm a believer. Man, I wish I could have a job like Warren Buffett. Just sit back, relax and collect billions a year. Maybe publish a paper on investing once in a while, like he recently did, but other than that...just chill. And maybe then, I could actually get a Kamaka.

Ukeguy510
03-06-2008, 10:02 PM
I'm not surprised that Buffet plays the ukulele. He's a contrarian and not afraid to take the road less taken. As for his stash...wow! This guy has more money that I would make in my whole lifetime.

northern uke
03-06-2008, 11:14 PM
Check out his Dairy Queen uke at www.davetalsma.com under the gallery and click custom finish ukes.

AdamTheHobo
03-07-2008, 02:51 PM
buffet is soo rich yet i hear he gives very large amounts of money to some of bill gates charitys