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Warren Buffett’s Net Worth

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Warren Buffet's Net Worth

Warren Buffett is the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, and is one of the most successful investors of all time. In addition to this, he’s also one of the world’s greatest philanthropists and richest self-made billionaires. To be sure, he has come a long way from his modest beginnings out of Omaha, Nebraska.

Having ran the gamut of various investment jobs as an investment sales person, securities analyst, to even a being a partner at a small investment firm, he now calls the shots as one of the richest and most successful people in the world. And he gets to call the shots because of his uncanny ability to invest in businesses that almost always grow exponentially in value. In fact, his track-record for stock-picking and investing in over 60 companies has allowed him to become the world’s sixth richest person with a staggering net worth.[1]

What is Warren Buffett’s Net Worth?

Warren Buffett Net Worth

How staggering? Well, according to Forbes, Warren Buffett’s Net Worth at the time of this article’s publication is $87.7 billion.[2] That’s an 90,236,282% difference from the Median net worth of the average American, which is around $97,300, but who’s counting?[3]

How Much Does Warren Buffett Earn?

One thing that is well known about Warren Buffett is his belief in value investing, which is one of the main strategies he has used to build such a large nest egg. However, another key to his fortune is related to his frugal way of living despite his immense net worth. For example, for many years Warren Buffett has claimed an annual salary of only $100,000 as the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway. Why? To minimize his tax liability, and have more money to reinvest back into his corporation’s holdings. So how much has he earned this year? $100,000.

Now how much could he earn if decided to pay himself from the earning power of his entire net worth? Well, we’ll tell you with this hypothetical money metric we’ve created based off his net worth of $87.7 billion alone.

So, we know Warren Buffett is a savvy enough investor to at least earn an annual 4.5% dividend yield on his combined $87.7 billion net worth, because he’s been able to get returns of around 30% for over 10 years in the past, with many of those holdings having similar dividend yields. So for simplicity’s sake, we will base our estimation off of a 4.5% yield, and assume he invested his entire net worth into a few Dividend Aristocrats. Which, if he did, his annual earnings would roughly come out to be around $3.98 billion per year. Now, it is not Elon Musk impressive, but it still pretty impressive.

Warren Buffett’s Money Metrics

Money MetricAmount
2021 Net Worth:$87,700,000,000
**Earnings Per Year:$3,946,500,000
Per Month:$328,875,000
Per Week:$75,894,236
Per Day:$10,842,033
Per Hour:$451,751
Per Min:$7,529
Per Sec:$125

Note: this is a hypothetical (but very possible) earnings Metric for Warren Buffett based off of his net worth’s earning power alone.  It does not include how much he potentially earns from projects, sponsorships, or social media, etc.. This calculation is for entertainment purposes only.

How Did Warren Buffett Become So Rich and Successful?

Be Fearful Quote by Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett’s father was a politician, but also an investor, which likely had a lot to do with Warren learning the ropes of investing at the ripe young age of 11. Of course, Warren was also entrepreneurial at heart, as he was known to try to make money through various ventures in his youth. Ventures like selling bubble gum, coke bottles, and running a pinball machine business. In addition, Warren was so good with money and numbers, that he had a net worth of $6,000 when he was only 15 years old. This is impressive, considering $6,000 in 1945 is the equivalent of around $86,743 in today’s dollars.

Now, there is no doubt about it, that Warren Buffet’s Net Worth and success are atypical. But, what we can gleam from observing the success advice he tends to generously give, is that much of his success stems from his passion for wealth building and a knack for numbers. In addition to being fearless and not following the crowds. He also suggests that much of his success stems from his love of reading and going to bed a little smarter every day. Indeed, it seems that compounding knowledge about how to compound one’s money is a pretty good recipe for financial success.

Here are a handful of wise Warren Buffett sayings that also lend a few small clues on how he became so rich and successful:

This is a great video that provides a few more breadcrumbs on how Warren Buffett became so rich.

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Key Takeaways

 Here are some of the key takeaways from our Warren Buffett Net Worth article:

  • Buffett’s Net Worth:  $87.7 billion
  • Annual Salary:  $100,000
  • Annual Earnings **:  $3.78 billion
  • Keys to Success:  Having a Passion for Your Work, Risk Taking, Reading

Warren Buffett’s massive net worth is the result of having the tenacity to read and research everything there is to know about a business before investing in it. As well as having the guts to sell his well researched ideas to attract more money to leverage. His wealth and success also stems from being willing to fearlessly sink money into businesses and markets despite the rest of the world seemingly doing the exact opposite. And lastly, loving every aspect of this process with a passion clearly puts him at an advantage to do what he does longer and with more exuberance that most others would.

With that being said, we hope you’ll let Warren Buffet’s net worth and some of the keys to success we shared inspire you to find new and creative ways to make more money. so you can then invest it and start building your own sizeable pot of gold.

Till next time,

STRIVE

PS – If you want to build sizeable net worth and not have to work till the day you die to do it, then you’ll want to check out this post on how to make money while you sleep.

** These earnings are hypothetical and calculated off of the earning power of Warren Buffett’s net worth alone assuming a 4.5% dividend yield.

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