Warren Buffet’s simple lifestyle

According to an article in Forbes yesterday, Warren Buffet, the world’s second richest man, prefers a relatively simple life, living in “the same five-bedroom, gray stucco house he bought in 1958 for $31,500.” (See “Homes of the Billionaires.”)

The article includes a series of photos of billionaire’s homes, with Buffet’s gray stucco home by far the most modest — I laughed out loud when I saw Donald Trump’s villa.

The important point to me is that the ambition to live an extravagant lifestyle is silly and selfish — a simple life is much better and more sustainable in the big picture and the long run.

AB — 12 March 2009

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