Warren Buffett, the fourth richest person in the world, besides being a big donor, is also known as a man who lives a simple life. He had been using Samsung’s flip mobile phone for many years, which was priced at just $ 20 (about 1,500 rupees), but now he has started using Apple’s smartphone iPhone-11 instead of it for the last few months. This was revealed by Warren Buffett himself in an interview.
He said, his Samsung’s flip mobile phone has been switched off forever and the number has also changed. So I have started using iPhone-11 for the last few months. The 89-year-old man you see has recently started with the iPhone-11. I do not use all the features of the phone like others. I use it just like a phone, not for playing games and reading social media feeds.
Buffett said, “I didn’t buy this iPhone-11, but I got it as a gift.” Buffett has been gifted iPhones by many people, including Apple CEO Tim Cook. Earlier in 2018, Cook had said in a TV interview that he is ready to help teach and manage iPhones. Buffett’s adoption of the iPhone-11 is important because his company, Berkshire Hathaway, holds about 5.5% stake in iPhone maker Apple.
According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Warren Buffett has assets of $ 8,760 million (Rs 6.31 lakh crore). Buffett’s company Berkshire Hathaway reported a profit of $ 29.2 billion in the December quarter on Saturday. It has an income of $ 4.4 billion. While the cash surplus is $ 128 billion. Berkshire Hathaway is one of the highest market value companies in the US. Its value is 560 billion dollars (40.32 lakh crore rupees).