He's from the American midwest, enjoys junk food, and he happens to be one of the richest people on the planet. Just a quick glance through his Wikipedia page could put you in awe not only of his money making skills, but also the highly intelligent and disciplined way in which he conducts business. This guy is not a "shark". He's not a "get rich quick" internet scam artist. He doesn't even have a computer on his desk at work!
He just buys what he knows, holds on to it, sells when it seems appropriate- and moves on from there. He still lives in the modest home he bought for $31,000 in his 20's, he drives used cars, and he loves playing bridge with Bill Gates. I'll take that kind of financial role model over the "4-Hour Work Week" guy or the niche site gurus any day (not slagging those people off, mind- I just like Buffett's tried and true approach).
Here's a little BBC documentary on the man. Decide your feelings on his financial philosophy and business practices for yourself:
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