The Tell: From $6,000 to $73 billion: Warren Buffett’s wealth through the ages

“For over 60 years, I’ve been able to tap dance to work, doing what I love doing,” Warren Buffett says in an HBO documentary slated to premiere at the end of the month. “I just feel very, very lucky.” In fact, he says he “won the ovarian lottery.”

Sure, luck certainly played a part in the octogenarian’s journey to incredible wealth, but there’s a whole lot more to the story than just serendipity.

After all, what were you doing as a preteen?

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His story is well told. Warren Buffett became a player in the investment game at the wee age of 11, eventually using cash he earned from his paper route to buy some farmland in his home state.

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