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Books & Videos about Warren Buffett and Berkshire Hathaway
I have placed books in this section that focus on the life of Mr. Buffett, discuss the management team at Berkshire Hathaway, or are videos that discuss him or capture his speeches or interviews. Please note that this Internet site has a revenue sharing agreement with Amazon.com and thus receives a small commission on the majority of the videos purchased through the links posted below.

Buffett: The Making of An American Capitalist
(Roger Lowenstein)
474 pages
1995 Doubleday

A Focused Must Read!

This very well written book follows Mr. Buffett's life, and is the definitive biography of the man, and as such it is a must read for all interested in his path through life. The book clearly explains how (and why) Mr. Buffett is such a special human being and a spectacular investor.

 

Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life
(Alice Schroeder)
832 pages, 2009

Kindle Edition

The official biography written by Alice Schroeder. Alice was given unprecedented access by Mr. Buffett and has provided us all with an immerse examination of his life.


Behind the Berkshire Hathaway Curtain
(Ronald Chan)
178 pages, 2010

Kindle Edition

Berkshire is where it is today because of the all-stars running our various operating businesses. This book captures what makes them special. Warren Buffett


Pilgrimage to Warren Buffett's Omaha
(Jeff Matthews)
312 pages, 2008

Kindle Edition

From inside front cover flap:

"They come to Omaha by the tens of thousands, flocking to an annual meeting that has become legendary for investors, businesspeople, and fans of one of the most savvy capitalists on the planet. They come to eat steak, buy furniture at a discount, and bask in the brilliance of value investor extraordinaire, Warren Buffet.

Hedge fund founder, financial blogger, and professional skeptic Jeff Matthews got his own highly-coveted ticket to the Berkshire Hathaway meeting held only for shareholders and their guests--and proceeded to post reports on his blog, offering tempting glimpses into the much-discussed meeting. Now Matthews delivers a full-length account of his adventures at this infamous financial hoedown.

Of Permanent Value: The Story of Warren Buffett (2010 Edition)
(Andrew Kilpatrick)
2,000 pages
2010 AKPE

This three volume set will provide any information you would like to know concerning Mr. Buffett, his life, and Berkshire Hathaway. It has many great pictures and stories that are near impossible to find elsewhere. Written by a very dedicated Berkshire Hathaway shareholder! Thanks so much Pat for letting him spend his time working on it!.


Warren Buffett Speaks
(Janet Lowe)
272 pages, 2007

Kindle Edition

Excellent collection of quotes and bits of wisdom from Warren Buffett taken from sources that include speeches, articles and the annual Berkshire Hathaway meeting.


Charlie Rose Interviews Warren Buffett on October 1, 2008

(NTSC, DVD)

Review Pending.


Charlie Rose Interviews Warren Buffett, Bill and Melinda Gates on June 26, 2006

(NTSC, DVD

)Review Pending.


Charlie Rose Interviews Warren Buffett on November 13, 2009

(NTSC, DVD)

Review Pending.


Charlie Rose Interviews Warren Buffett on May 10, 2007

(NTSC, DVD)

Review Pending.


ABC News Nightline

(NTSC, DVD)

Ted Koppell interviews Mr. Buffett that aired in March of 1999.


Buffett and Gates on Success

(NTSC, DVD)

Review Pending.


Vintage Buffett: Warren Buffett Shares His Wealth
NTSC Format
University of Tennessee

Mr. Buffett again speaks in front of a student audience. Perhaps the best tape of Warren Buffett discussing his investment philosophy.


Warren Buffett Talks Business
NTSC, VHS
PBS Home Video

An excellent tape. Mr. Buffett explains his thoughts on investing to a student audience in this excellent videotape.


Warren Buffett: Woodstock for Capitalists
NTSC Format

An Australian Berkshire Hathaway shareholder has recorded several outstanding interviews and sound bites of Warren and Charlie.


Warren Buffett: The Oracle of Omaha
NTSC Format
Director: Lisa D. Gildehaus

This video mostly explores the spectacle surrounding the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Meeting. I would recommend purchasing the other three videos listed here first.