The Snowball By Alice Schroeder
The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life is the first and will be the only biography of the world’s richest man, Warren Buffett, written with his full cooperation and collaboration, published in 2008.
Warren Buffett is arguably the world’s greatest investor. Even as a child he was fascinated by the concept of risk and probability, setting up his first business at the age of six. In 1964 he bought struggling Massachusetts textile firm Berkshire Hathaway and grew it to be the 12th largest corporation in the US purely through the exercise of sound investing principles – a feat never equalled in the annals of business.
Recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, The Snowball is the most fascinating financial success story of our time. Warren Buffett, the legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but finally has given Alice Schroeder unprecedented access to him and all those closest to his work, opinions, struggles, triumphs, follies and wisdom. The result is this personally revealing and complete biography of ‘The Oracle of Omaha’. Fully revised and updated with two new chapters on Buffett and the credit crunch, The Snowball is indispensable reading for those who wish to know the man behind the outstanding achievements.