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Warren Buffett's 15 biggest money mistakes – and what you can learn from them

GOBankingRates Logo By Laura Woods of GOBankingRates | Slide 1 of 16: Warren Buffett is quite possibly the greatest investor of all time. For decades, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway — nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha” — has shown his ability to read Wall Street like a book. He has a net worth of nearly $79 billion as of Jan. 4, 2019, according to Forbes, making him one of the richest people on the planet.
Despite his investing prowess, he has made a few mistakes over the years — and he continues to make some major missteps. In January 2019, Berkshire Hathaway’s Apple investments — which at the time made up 25.7 percent of Berkshire’s portfolio as the company’s largest holding — cost Buffett $4 billion as the stock’s value plunged, CNN reported. Unlike some executives who try to pass the blame to an underling, Buffett owns his errors and assumes full responsibility when he fails to deliver to shareholders. If you’re trying to sharpen your investing game, you might learn a lot from the past losses that have led to Buffett’s hard-earned wisdom.

Draw investment advice from Warren Buffett's errors

Warren Buffett is quite possibly the greatest investor of all time. For decades, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway — nicknamed the “Oracle of Omaha” — has shown his ability to read Wall Street like a book. He has a net worth of nearly $79 billion as of Jan. 4, 2019, according to Forbes, making him one of the richest people on the planet.

Despite his investing prowess, he has made a few mistakes over the years — and he continues to make some major missteps. In January 2019, Berkshire Hathaway’s Apple investments — which at the time made up 25.7 percent of Berkshire’s portfolio as the company’s largest holding — cost Buffett $4 billion as the stock’s value plunged, CNN reported. Unlike some executives who try to pass the blame to an underling, Buffett owns his errors and assumes full responsibility when he fails to deliver to shareholders. If you’re trying to sharpen your investing game, you might learn a lot from the past losses that have led to Buffett’s hard-earned wisdom.

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