If you’re looking for Warren Buffett books that provide actual details of how the billionaire started his journey, created his investment strategies, and his philosophies, then you’re on the right page.
For years, journalists, authors, and the media have studied the Sage of Omaha who is also one of America’s greatest investors. Through interviews, these individuals have been able to understand how truly this billionaire became successful.
Warren Buffett has also been kind enough to shares his tips, thoughts, and ideas with the younger generation and other investors.
In this article, we will review 20 Warren Buffett books That Could Help You Become A Billionaire. This list includes books by Warren Buffett and books on Warren Buffett written by other individuals.
Books by Warren Buffett
The Essays of Warren Buffett: Lessons for Corporate America is more than just a book. It is a collation of Warren Buffett’s philosophy and ideas that have helped him build one of the largest holding companies in the world.
In the fifth edition, Buffett gives a deeper insight into his thoughts about the current market. New and experienced investors will greatly benefit from this material as it contains new, non-repetitive, and digestible information about investing, the stock market, and business ideas.
Author: Warren Buffett and Prof Lawrence A. Cunningham
Current edition: (October 2019)
2. The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing. A Book of Practical Counsel (Revised Edition)
While Warren Buffett wasn’t involved in writing major parts of this book, his collaboration on the revised edition made it easily applicable in today’s market.
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham is considered one of the greatest investment books of all time. It contains tips, strategies, and investment philosophies from one of the greatest investors of the 20th century.
In an effort to make the information in the book applicable to today’s market, Jason Zweig and Warren Buffett revised and updated its content. This gives readers a better understanding of how to apply Graham’s principles.
As a trader trying to navigate through the fluctuating market, you will find the information in this edition helpful and applicable to the realities of today’s market
Author: Benjamin Graham and Jason Zweig
Collaborator: Warren Buffett
Current edition: Revised, Subsequent Edition (February 2006)
Before it became the world’s largest financial services company by revenue, Berkshire Hathaway was just a small textile company worth $18 per share. Today a share in the company is traded for more than $300,000 and its worth has risen to over $700 billion through the inclusion of several subsidiaries.
This book tables the letters sent by Warren Buffett to the shareholders from 1965 to 2018. It contains lessons, plans, and views on business and investing.
Mind you, most of these letters can be gotten for free on Berkshire’s website but if you want 1965 – 1976 letters not available on Berkshire’s website or you’re a beginner yet to understand the basics of business and investing, then you should get this book.
In the book, Olson takes his time to compile the information in a well-designed, easily, readable format.
Author: Warren Buffett
Editor: Max Olson
Current edition: 8 Edition (April 2014)
This book is another collection of Buffett’s letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. In this edition, however, there are more details and insights as to how Buffett communicates with and treats employees and shareholders.
The book shares business principles of the great investor and covers topics like patience and perseverance, responsible corporate governance, ethical behavior, admitting mistakes, and having a passion for work.
You will also find information on major topics bothering on business and investing. You will also find business and management wisdom edited into an easily readable and engaging narrative.
Author: Warren Buffett
Editor: Richard Connors
Current edition: 1 Edition (December 2009)
Books On Warren Buffett
The Snowball by Alice Schroeder gives you an inside look into the life, success, and struggles of billionaire, Warren Buffett.
While the billionaire has never told his life story to the media or written a book about his climb to the top, he shared his thoughts and ideas with a tenacious writer who also sought to share this knowledge with the world.
In this book, you will find the answers to questions about business, life, investing, and finance. Buffett also gives the writer full access to explore him and his family directly. This access also covers his files, his childhood and his struggles that have never before been expressed in a book, or media or heard of in the investing world.
This book presents the story of Warren Buffett in an easy to read and fascinating style. With over 800 pages of information, it is definitely a long read, but considering you will be given access to study one of the greatest investors of all time, we believe it will be worth it.
Author: Alice Schroeder
Current edition: 1 Edition (September 2008)
This book is targeted at investors trying to learn or copy Warren Buffett‘s investment strategies and philosophy. The book provides an in-depth look at the innovative business and investment strategies behind Buffett’s exceptional success.
It also explains how investors can overcome common investment obstacles, how to think like Buffett and invest in the long term, how rational thinking during market fluctuations helped Buffett succeed, and it gives insights into Buffett’s acquisition of H. J. Heinz and his investment in IBM stock.
This book shows how investors can stick with sound investment in the face of economic and market uncertainty. The strategy shared on this topic has one of the keys to Buffett’s investing success.
Author: Robert G. Hagstrom
Current edition: 3 Edition (September 2013)
3. University of Berkshire Hathaway: 30 Years of Lessons Learned from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at the Annual Shareholders Meeting
There are few books that share the lessons, investment strategies, and wisdom handed over from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger to shareholders at closed-door annual meetings.
This book provides a unique insight into the struggles, obstacles, setbacks, and successes encountered by these two individuals as shared in several shareholders meetings. The book also talks about the steps taken by Buffett and Munger when purchasing a particular company. These steps are necessary as they help the investor to purchase the right companies as the right value.
This book is most suitable for experienced investors who have come to terms with the basics of investing and business. However, new investors can still purchase this book so as to learn more about investing and to know more about the minds behind one of the largest public companies in the world.
Author: Daniel Pecaut and Corey Wrenn
Current edition: (March 2017)
Influential individuals take a shot at explaining the steps that Warren Buffett took to become one of the world’s richest men and therefore the Sage of Omaha.
This book takes a look at Buffett’s life. It gives insight into his humble beginnings in Omaha; how he started investing and how he grew to where he is today. The book elucidates on how he took his first steps into the business world when he was 6 years old. It also talks about his major successes and failures and how all these events shaped who he is today.
If you’re going for this book, you should understand that it only aims to educate and inspire the reader to take the right steps and become great.
Author: Influential Individuals
Current edition: (July 2017)
5. Warren Buffett Accounting Book: Reading Financial Statements for Value Investing (Warren Buffett’s 3 Favorite Books Book 2)
This is one of the best books for new and experienced traders who want to learn about Warren Buffett’s strategies towards investing. This book provides the beginner with the essential knowledge about investing and the stock market. It is also filled with examples that show the application of the investing and accounting principles shared in the book.
Through this book, you will learn two effective methods for calculating the intrinsic value of a company, discount rates, instruction on how to read income statements (including cash flow statement and balance sheet), and how to calculate the ratio that determines the value of businesses.
Author: Stig Brodersen and Preston Pysh
Current edition: (May 2014)
Warren Buffett and the Interpretation of Financial Statements is a book by his former daughter-in-law, Mary Buffett and David Clark
This book explores Buffett’s interpretation of financial statements with quotes from the investor himself. It also provides rules that potential investors should follow when interpreting an income statement and balance sheet.
As a potential investor, you will learn how to avoid unprofitable companies, how to value a company using its financial statements, and how much debt a company can carry before you should consider avoiding it.
This book is best for new investors that are yet to make their first trade and still gathering information on the right steps.
Author: Mary Buffett and David Clark
Current edition: 1 Edition (October 2008)
Invest Like Warren Buffett by Matthew R. Kratter was born out of 20 years of the author’s study on Warren Buffett and his investments. So if you’re looking for a Warren Buffett book that really details Buffett’s business strategies and explains his investment ideas in an easy way that even beginners can understand, then you should get this book.
Through this book, the reader will learn a proven investment strategy that takes the stress out of investing and teaches you the steps to take when picking stocks.
Other things to learn from this book include; ways to compound interest like Buffett, techniques for decoding financial statements, how to determine the value of a business, how to figure how much to pay for stocks, and the right time to buy stocks.
Author: Matthew R. Kratter
Current edition: 2 Edition (August 2016)
8. Warren Buffett’s 3 Favorite Books: A Guide to The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis, and The Wealth of Nations (Warren Buffett’s 3 Favorite Books Book 1)
According to Warren Buffett, there are three books that will help investors create the right investment philosophy and make the right investment decisions. These books have also shaped his investment philosophy and got him to the place he is today. These books are
- The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
- Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham
- The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
This guide explains how these three books helped shaped Buffett’s strategy and how you can apply them to your investment strategy. Through this book, you will learn how to accumulate assets and build long-term wealth.
Author: Preston George Pysh
Current edition: (May 2012)
Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist by Roger Lowenstein is another book that details the success story of America’s top investor.
Through three years of unprecedented access to Buffett, his family, friends and colleagues, Lowenstein was able to create a definitive inside account of the life and career of the Sage of Omaha.
In this book, Buffett lays bare his investment strategy, philosophy, and techniques that have guided him when buying stocks in companies and determining the value of the companies.
If you’re looking for a book that provides more in-depth information into the business and investment ideas of Warren Buffett, then this book might be what you need.
Author: Robert Lowenstein
Current edition: Reprint Edition (July 2013)
10. The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio: Warren Buffett Stock Picks: Why and When He Is Investing in Them
The Warren Buffett Stock Portfolio by Mary Buffett and David Clark gives you a look into the investment portfolio of the billionaire.
This book is highly recommended for individuals looking to make wealth for the long-term through the stock market. In the book, the investor or reader will learn the events Buffett looks out for when he wants to buy a stock and how he interprets a company’s value through their per-share earnings and per-share book-value histories.
To make things clearer, the author provided case studies and evaluations of several companies in the Warren Buffett Portfolio. By examining these companies and the case studies, the active investor should be able to get a better understanding of the necessary steps to take when it comes to investing in stocks.
This book is best suited for beginner investors who are yet to craft actionable investment philosophies and planning to make their first trade. Experienced investors can also key into the knowledge and learn how to make better investment options that encourage long-term wealth.
Author: Mary Buffett and David Clark
Current edition: (December 2011)
11. Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules: Words of Wisdom from the Partnership Letters of the World’s Greatest Investor
Warren Buffett’s Ground Rules by Jeremy C. Miller compiles letters Warren Buffett wrote to his partners between 1956 and 1970. Like most books on Warren Buffett, this book explores his investment strategy, his focus on compounding interest, and his preference for conservative rather than conventional decision making.
The book also shares the goals and tactics used by Buffett to achieve market results by at least 10% annually. Once again, this book on Warren Buffett is best suitable for experienced investors who are conversant with the basics of investing and understand how the stock market works.
However, beginners who want to learn the ways of the billionaire investor can also get this book.
Author: Mary Buffett and David Clark
Current edition: (December 2011)
12. The Tao of Warren Buffett: Warren Buffett’s Words of Wisdom: Quotations and Interpretations to Help Guide You to Billionaire Wealth and Enlightened Business Management
Once again Mary Buffett and David Clark team up to deliver another masterpiece that gives a deeper insight into the life of Warren Buffett.
This book explains some of the most popular quotes by Buffett and uses examples from his own business transactions to illustrate how Buffett applies these quotes in his investment decisions.
Unlike other Warren Buffett books, this book focuses on his quotes about business and gives insight as to how the reader can apply these quotes in their investment decisions.
Author: Mary Buffett and David Clark
Current edition: (November 2006)
Definitely Warren Buffett doesn’t invest like a girl, however, this book enlightens on his investment process and how Buffett makes his investment decisions. It is similar to numerous books on Warren Buffett that explain his investment strategies, but if you want something different and easily readable, then this book might be exactly what you need.
Warren Buffett Invests Like a Girl is suitable for beginner investors looking for effective investment tips and experienced investors looking for ways to make more profits off the stock market.
Author: The Motley Fool and LouAnn Lofton
Current edition: Reprint Edition (April 2012)
Why does Warren Buffett look to growth and management when investing? Well, this book provides a clear answer to that question and gives details on Warren Buffett’s effective investment strategies.
All the information presented in this book was extracted from writings by the billionaire, Berkshire Hathaway financial statements, and his letters to partners and shareholders in his partnership firms.
This book explains the key elements of Buffett’s approach towards investing that every investor should emulate. As a reader, you will learn Buffett’s investment principles and learn how to build a diverse and profitable investment portfolio.
Author: Prem C. Jain, Ph.D., C.P.A
Current edition: 1 Edition (March 2010)
Tap Dancing to Work by Carol Loomis focuses on Buffett’s growth to become one of the leading investors in the world. The book highlights Buffett’s struggles and when he was first noticed by the media.
It also looks into his strengths and successes as an investor. Just like most Warren Buffett books, this book provides the viewer with an in-depth view into the billionaire’s investment strategies and his thoughts on management, public policy, philanthropy, and parenting.
This is one of the few Warren Buffett books that come from the perspective of a writer that has been friends with the billionaire investors. If you’re looking for a book that takes you back to Buffett’s early years in the stock market and to his present state, then Tap Dancing to Work is the right book to get.
Author: Carol J. Loomis
Current edition: Reprint Edition (December 2013)
Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros: Harness the
Investment Genius of the World’s Richest Investors
George Soros and Warren Buffett are two of America’s great investors and philanthropists. These two individuals rose from the bottom to become renowned billionaires with billions of dollars worth of assets spread over hundreds of companies all around the world.
The Winning Investment Habits of Warren Buffett & George Soros by Mark Tier takes a look at the mental habits and strategies that helped these billionaires become very successfully.
The book focuses on the investment strategies that helped them decide how to create their investment portfolios and how to identify valuable companies. Through their investment strategies, they have been able to make more profit than losses and identify investment opportunities that are usually undervalued or overlooked by other investors.
This book is suitable for beginners and experienced investors looking for actionable investment strategies that can help them make profits off the stock market.
Author: Mark Tier
Current edition: Reprint Edition (September 2013)