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How Warren Buffett Defines Success

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16:  Warren Buffett speaks onstage at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit on October 16, 2013 in
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 16: Warren Buffett speaks onstage at the FORTUNE Most Powerful Women Summit on October 16, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for FORTUNE)

When Warren Buffett was 25 years old, he had accumulated about $2 million in today's dollars. He had achieved his childhood goal of assured financial independence. Everything after that, he explained in a talk at Ivey Business School in late February, "has been surplus."

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