Buffett told Becky he has a "disgusting pile" of books by his chair. "I just keep going at them and I never get tired of reading." Most of those books are non-fiction. He especially likes biographies.
While Buffett prefers reading printed words on paper, he's also a big fan of the Internet because it provides instant access to the sometimes obscure information he uses to make investment decisions. "The amount of time that it's freed up for other things is just incredible."
His one luxury is a time-saving private jet, "the only thing that I do that costs a lot of money." Even though he loves the plane, he would pay even more to give up his jet but keep the Internet. "I would gladly pay half my net worth just to have that kind of information available to me. They haven't figured out how to charge me what it's worth. That's one of the problems they've got."
Instead, he's gradually donating most of that enormous net worth to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and other charities, while making sure he has a few billions left for books ... and other necessities.
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