Filed his first income tax return, and claimed his bicycle
as a work expense for $35.
While still in high school, Buffett and a friend purchased
a used pinball machine for $25 and placed it in a barber
shop. Within months they owned three more machines.
Took a Dale Carnegie speaking course, then taught a night
class at the University of Nebraska, "Investment Principles".
Married Susan Thompson (20yo)
Had their first child, Susan Alice Buffett.
Had their second child, Howard Graham Buffett.
Already had over $140,000 in savings.
Had three partnerships operating.
Had their third child, Peter Andrew Buffett.
Had six partnerships operating all year.
Became a millionaire. Merged all of his partnerships into
one and began purchasing Berkshire Hathaway shares for $7.60
Took control of Berkshire Hathaway.
Berkshire paid out its first and only dividend of 10 cents.
Lived solely on his $50,000 per year salary, though he started
with a net worth of nearly $140 million, and finished the
year with a net worth of $620 million, after Berkshire shares
grew from $775 to $1,310 per share that year.
Began buying stock in Coca Cola, one of his most lucrative
His wife, Susan, passed away.
Married his sweetheart of 29 years, Astrid Menks (60yo).
Announced he would gradually give away 85% of his Berkshire
holdings to five foundations ... worth over $30 billion!
Became the richest man in the world, with a net worth of
$62 billion, replacing his friend, Bill Gates, who'd held
the title for the past thirteen years.