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Lessons From Warren Buffett: This Is the Best Investment a Young Person Can Make

As you develop an interest in investing it is natural to look around and wonder what is the best thing for you to invest in. Is it stocks, real estate, commodities, or foreign currencies? Warren Buffett has a very straight forward answer to that question, and it is one investment that he would happily make. It is investing in yourself. By that he means improving your capabilities.

“I think that the best investment you can have, for most people, is in your own abilities,” Warren Buffett noted at the 2005 Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. “I would pay a student, in many cases, I would be glad to pay them one hundred thousand dollars, cash up front, for ten percent of all their future earnings. So, I’m willing to pay one hundred thousand dollars for ten percent of them, I’m valuing the whole person at a million dollars, just capital value standing there in front of me.”

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Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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