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Warren Buffett on Business: Principles from the Sage of Omaha by Richard J. Connors

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A.5. 1945–1947

Warren delivers (earning $175 a month) Washington Post newspapers. He and a high school friend purchased a 1928 Rolls-Royce for $350 and rented it out for $35 a day. They also ran a peanut vending machine and pinball machine business in local barber shops. They sold the business, Wilson Coin-Operated Machine Company, for $1,200.

Warren purchases 40 acres of farmland for $1,200.

Warren has earned $5,000 and enrolls as a freshman at the Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

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