Who Knows the Most About Money?
The winner, Warren Buffett, won by a landslide. More than 44% of our readers chose the "Oracle of Omaha" as the man who knows the most about money.
Buffett, 74, probably won a lot of those votes for being a self-made man, and for building his $40 billion fortune from scratch. He filed his first income tax return at age 13, reporting revenue from a newspaper delivery job. Even then, he had an eye for finance, claiming a $35 deduction for his bicycle.
Over the years, Buffett became a champion of value investing, took over Salomon Brothers following the trading scandals in the late 1980s, and built his holding company, Berkshire Hathaway, into a behemoth. Its current market capitalization of over $135 billion makes it bigger than AT&T, IBM or Google. Today he's one of the most respected financiers and market savants in the world.