More than 2,000 books are dedicated to how Warren Buffett built his fortune. Many of them are wonderful. But few pay enough attention to the simplest fact: Buffett's fortune isn't due to just being a good investor, but being a good investor since he was literally a child.
As I write this Warren Buffett's net worth is $84.5 billion. Of that, $84.2 billion was accumulated after his 50th birthday. $81.5 billion came after he qualified for Social Security, in his mid-60s.
Warren Buffett is a phenomenal investor. But you miss a key point if you attach all his success to investing acumen. The real key to his success is that he's been a phenomenal investor for three quarters of a century.
-Morgan Housel, from his book, The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness