How much would you pay for a one hour lunch with Warren Buffett?
A person whose name has not been revealed (and it is assumed that very, very rich) has paid 19 million dollars (about 18 million euros) to eat with the billionaire in a restaurant that has a reputation for serving one of the best Manhattan steaks.
The objective is to have access to the valued knowledge of one of the richest men in the world, whose investments are analyzed in detail by Wall Street.
Not for nothing is he known as the Oracle of Omaha, the Nebraska city where he was born 91 years ago, and he is revered as a kind of Yoda master of finance.
The news of the auction, which was made by eBay and generated great expectation, has given a lot of itself on the networks, surely because it offers numerous elements for the debate about the lives of the rich: how can that figure be spent to eat with someone? Who has the money to pay so much for a lunch? Shouldn't they pay more taxes?
Meanwhile, others emphasize that the proceeds will go to a good cause (the 19 million will go to the NGO Glide) and do not understand the criticism.
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"Honestly, there are people who have too much money," reads one comment.
"The first piece of advice he will give you will be that you shouldn't have spent that money on dinner," he reads another.
"Would you pay for this if you had the money?", "That there is someone who can pay that for a meal with Buffet is a sign that a special tax on wealth must be created," says another tweeter from the United States.
"It's a joke?
I live with 800 euros a month...”.
Another user of the networks recalls that, "while, precarious salaries are paid to the templates" and "the first advice that Buffett will give him [who is said to not pay more than four dollars for a breakfast] will be that he does not spend more money on these things.
Behind the initiative, as one Twitter user recalls, there is a good deed: “It's for an NGO, it's not that big a deal either;
Buffet, considered one of the best investors in history, president of the firm Berkshire Hathaway, does not have a Twitter account.
I don't even need him to do it.
His investment advice also circulates through the networks, they are commented on, questioned and / or praised by thousands of users.
They sometimes serve as a basis for reflections on the progress of capricious financial markets.
There is even an account that is dedicated only to that.
“Be wary of investment activity that provokes applause;
the best movements are usually greeted with yawns”, quotes a message from the tycoon.
If one were to count on the internet how many times one can find Buffett's advice, surely it would never end... A classic: "Rule number one is never lose money, and rule number two is never forget the rule number one".
Beware the investment activity that produces applause;
the great moves are usually greeted by yawns.
— Warren Buffett Quotes 💸 |
Investing & Finance (@QuoteBuffett) June 24, 2022
Of course, to become a multimillionaire, it is obviously not enough to follow these recommendations, although they will surely inspire many.
In reality, everything that revolves around billionaires generates a lot of activity on the networks and it is enough to type #billionaires or #billionaires to verify it.
Debates about the richest in the world, the youngest, the most famous, those who donate the most money to NGOs, the oldest.... A curious classification of the richest in history places Musa I in first place, known as Mansa Musa, king of kings of the empire of Mali (today Ghana and Mali), who lived between 1280 and 1337 and owned the largest gold and salt mines on Earth.
He was the wealthiest ruler of his time and, if inflation is taken into account,