Talk:Warren Buffett

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Former good article Warren Buffett was one of the Social sciences and society good articles, but it has been removed from the list. There are suggestions below for improving the article to meet the good article criteria. Once these issues have been addressed, the article can be renominated. Editors may also seek a reassessment of the decision if they believe there was a mistake.
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Date Process Result
November 4, 2010 Good article nominee Listed
September 5, 2011 Good article reassessment Delisted
Current status: Delisted good article

"He is the most successful investor of the 20th century."[edit]

Serious case of "citation needed"

External links modified[edit]

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Semi-protected edit request on 3 November 2015[edit]

Please can edit the WIKI page to include the book Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders. The book is official and includes shareholders letters which are not on the Berkshire Hathaway website. You can see a link on the Berkshire Hathaway website pointing to this book - [1]

For your information, It is my first time requesting an edit on Wikipedia so I am going to give two possible sections where I think the information could fit.

1) AS A BILLIONAIRE section with the following example text, change as needed:

In 2013 the official book “Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders” was published and compiles the full unedited shareholder letters between 1965 and 2012. Shareholder letters from 1965-1976 which are included in the book are not on the Berkshire Hathaway Website.

2) Or alternatively you can add the following to the section "Books About Buffett".

  • Warren Buffett and Max Olson, "Berkshire Hathaway Letters to Shareholders"

Tripolitrader (talk) 11:15, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

Tripolitrader (talk) 11:09, 3 November 2015 (UTC)

I moved a reference to the letters on Berkshire's website to the external links section, where it's more likely to be spotted. The reference didn't specifically state where in the letters the assertion could be confirmed, so it wasn't really needed in the article body. As you point out, that contains a link to the published book, which should be sufficient. Wikipedia isn't really intended for the promotion of books. See the external links guidelines. This isn't really a "book about Buffett" in the sense of the others; it's a book of letters written by Buffett. Wbm1058 (talk) 20:50, 9 November 2015 (UTC)


Semi-protected edit request on 18 November 2015[edit]

| networth = Increase US$81.9 billion (November 2015)[1] (talk) 19:47, 18 November 2015 (UTC)

  • Red information icon with gradient background.svg Not done: Your source does not back up your claim. It is more in line with the current number in the article. --Stabila711 (talk) 20:16, 18 November 2015 (UTC)


  1. ^ "The World's Billionaires : Warren Buffett". Forbes. Retrieved November 3, 2015.