Sometimes, mentors can take the form of people you’ll likely never get the chance to meet face to face. For me and millions of others, one of those people is the great Warren Buffett.
The “Oracle from Omaha” is long revered as one of the world’s wealthiest and most brilliant business men. He’s also the most humble and giving. In 2009, he partnered with Bill Gates to form The Giving Pledge, a campaign to implore the world’s wealthiest to give away the majority of their wealth and devote it to projects that help those less fortunate.
For as successful as Buffett is today, he had to overcome some big missteps and obstacles in order to get there.
- His family moved at a young age from Omaha to Washington, D.C. leaving his friends behind
- His grades took a dip and he started racking up Bs and Cs
- He ran away with a couple friends and was picked up by the local sheriff
- He was turned down by Harvard for his MBA
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