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Becoming Warren Buffett

Peter Kunhardt, Brian Oakes

5 mins

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This documentary tells the story of how an normal boy from Omaha, Nebraska, became one of the world's top billionaires.


Becoming Warren Buffett

Becoming Warren Buffett

by Peter Kunhardt


There are a million reasons - or rather, billions of them - to admire Warren Buffett. This documentary looks at Buffett's journey from a humble background to become one of the world's richest men and most generous philanthropists.

Directors Peter Kunhardt and Brian Oakes have previously worked on such HBO historical documentaries as Living with Lincoln and JFK: In His Own Words. Here, the directors delve into the life of a more contemporary, but no less influential figure.

In Becoming Warren Buffett, the legendary investor shares his personal life story, how he amassed his fortune, and, perhaps most importantly, how he gives back.

Favorite quote

It takes 20 years to build a reputation and five minutes to lose it.

- Warren Buffett

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