CNBC Debuted the Warren Buffett Story
CNBC just debuted the Warren Buffett story! Here’s an excerpt:
BY RUTH UMOH
Dubbed “Woodstock for Capitalists,” the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting attracts shareholders and spectators alike, looking to glean insight from the investment firm’s billionaire chairman Warren Buffett and longtime vice-chairman Charlie Munger.
The highlight of the three-day extravaganza is a six-hour question-and-answer session, in which tens of thousands vie for the chance to ask the legendary investors questions.
Alex Banayan was lucky enough to be one of those select few. But the 25-year-old learned a crucial lesson when Buffett’s answer to his query wasn’t what he’d expected.
In his book “The Third Door,” Banayan recounts his seven-year quest to uncover how the world’s most successful people launched their careers. He interviewed icons like Maya Angelou, Steve Wozniak and even Buffett’s close friend Bill Gates, but securing a one-on-one interview with the investor appeared to be impossible.