Thursday, December 18, 2008

Nicole Buffett - Princess and Pauper

A very interesting article about Nicole Buffett, granddaughter of Warren Buffett. Before you become judgmental in one form or another it is important to realize that is how many of the super rich are wired. John D. Rockefeller, Sam Walton, Benjamin Franklin (who was one of the richest men in the world later in his life) all have similar stories. Those of you who follow my blog know that I find fascination in these biographical type sketches. This is no different. Fascinating writeup. I dug a little more and found Nicole's Buffett website (link at the bottom). If you click on press you can see the Oprah interview that caused part of the uproar. Thanks goes to Jody.

What's it like when your grandpa is the richest man in the world? For Nicole Buffett, it means forgoing cable TV and health insurance and making do on $40,000 a year. Here, she dishes on her upbringing and why her grandfather Warren Buffett disowned her.

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