Becoming Warren Buffett

Becoming Warren Buffett

2017, Biography  -   8 Comments
Ratings: 7.28/10 from 76 users.

Warren Buffett is one of the wealthiest people in the world. The secrets behind his success form the spine of the feature-length HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett. In contrast to his tremendous wealth and influence, Buffett possesses a good-natured human touch. He drives himself to work every day, and even stops by the local McDonalds for an inexpensive breakfast sandwich along the way. To this day, he continues to reside in his hometown of Omaha, NE.

But behind the pleasantly unassuming exterior, he is one of history's most brilliant businessmen. His ambitions began at an early age. Armed with a deep love of numbers and a desire to be his own boss, he traveled door to door selling newspapers, bubble gum and soda pop as a youngster. He filed his first tax return at the age of 13, and started selling stocks at the age of 20.

He encountered his share of hurdles along the way, including social awkwardness, a profound fear of public speaking and a mixed academic record. Through sheer determination and hard work, he overcame his shortcomings and eventually became the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, a holding company that owns some of the globe's most recognizable businesses.

The film features interviews with Buffett's family members, friends, and business colleagues whose comments complete the circle of his complicated narrative.

The centerpiece of the film, however, is a revealing conversation with the man himself. Buffet is never less than candid, and expresses appreciation for those who empowered him to succeed in his personal and business-related pursuits. In his plain-spoken, humble and folksy manner, he sheds light on what it takes to achieve and maintain wealth in all aspects of life. We share in his joy when he reflects on the great luck of meeting his wife and buying his first home, and the commitment he feels towards the cause of philanthropy. In fact, Buffett has committed the vast majority of his fortune to charitable organizations, and urges other billionaires to do the same.

Becoming Warren Buffett is a moving and relatable portrait of one of the world's most fascinating and influential figures.

Directed by: Peter W. Kunhardt

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3 months ago

Pity the appearance of Kill Gates ruins it

2 years ago

The best documentary i have seen so far. Maybe it's me but i really loved it. It shows you a part of his thinking process and his passion for what he does. He must have had an amazing life doing what he loves each day.

2 years ago

i really loved his thinking

Prof. Petra I. Hernandez SUNY, Hunter College and U of Chicago and UPRUPR
2 years ago

I wonder why we did not choose this noble man instead of Trump for President? Here is a man who is "a good man who also happens to know something about his profession". Thank God we now have Biden.
And I think I do know why we didn't choose this noble man instead of Trump; simply because half of the US population seems to be not Noble, either. We must become human beings with values once again. Or is it that half of us have lost our Spirit somewhere along the way? I ask.

4 years ago

you cant take it with you,but geez what a scorecard he amassed.

4 years ago

A truly amazing human being!