The Net Worth Episode: Warren Buffet's GAAP Troubles & Building Wealth by Owning a Business

It's the second episode of the podcast 2.0 with my new co-host, David Leary!

We chat about Warren Buffet's "Accounting Nightmare." New accounting rules changes for 2018 require investments to be reported at fair value, resulting in an unusual net loss for Berkshire Hathaway. Buffet is a long term investor, so naturally he isn't a fan of including unrealized gains and losses in net income.

 Net Worth Composition By Levels Of Wealth, via Financial Samurai

Net Worth Composition By Levels Of Wealth, via Financial Samurai

Also, David shares a really cool chart from Financial Samurai showing the net worth composition of people by net worth tier. It's fascinating how much wealth at the top end comes from business interests. Want to get rich? Own a business! Or two. Or more.

Mentioned in this episode:

  1. Buffett’s Berkshire Braces for ‘Wild’ Swings From New Accounting — Bloomberg
  2. Net Worth Composition By Levels Of Wealth: Build A Business Already — Financial Samurai
  3. The Wealthy Are Hoarding $10 Billion of Bitcoin in Bunkers — Bloomberg
  4. Episode 823: Planet Monet — Planet Money

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    Blake Oliver

    Los Angeles, California, United States