By Sayantani Ghosh and Santosh Nadgir
Billionaire investor Warren Buffett says he loves to read biographies but would not pen one himself — because if he did so, he would make himself look like Arnold Schwarzenegger and play golf like Tiger Woods.
Speaking to executives and investors at a discussion in Bangalore organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry, Buffett said on Wednesday he loves to read newspapers but not much fiction.
“I am probably the last guy in the United States who reads newspapers and talks on the landline telephone,” he joked on the second day of his maiden visit to India.
Buffett is nicknamed the Oracle of Omaha, a reference to his prodigious skill in picking out great investments that are followed closely by investors and his Omaha, Nebraska origins.
“I have been enormously lucky,” he said, crediting his father and first wife Susan Buffett as being the biggest influences in his life.