Posted by:S. G. Raja Sekharan
Warren Buffett is the greatest investor of all time. His decisions about buying shares and companies have beaten the stock market year after year and made him one of the richest person in the world.
As far as I know, there are only two documentaries on Warren Buffet – where he has collaborated and helped them during the production – one from BBC a few years back and one from HBO that was released ten days back.
The one released by HBO was keenly awaited by his fans for more than six months. This documentary traces his life from his early childhood days, to his college days, his marriage and his kids and the way he started his investing journey and the way he has decided to give away most of his $73 Billion to charity. The documentary has some very rare family photos and videos. It has focused on him as a person and his humble lifestyle and clearly shows what an independent thinker he is. But the documentary does not share how he identifies his investments. Here is the link to the documentary.
The documentary by BBC is a few years older and as a Warren Buffet fan, I have been seeing this once an year just to get myself oriented back to value investing. I also show it my Wealth management students in MBA class when I introduce them to investing through equity. This documentary has more content from a point of view of understanding how he identifies companies where he invests. It also has a lot more content on the way he runs Berkshire Hathaway – his company. Here is the link to the documentary
Both are good movies and I recommend that you see both – the HBO one first and then the BBC one.