Happy Birthday, Warren Buffett!

By Staff | August 30, 2012 | Last updated on August 30, 2012
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Industry legend Warren Buffet has more than his investment prowess to celebrate today.

He turned 82 this morning, and marked the occasion by donating billions to charities operated by his children, reports Market Watch. Each will receive roughly $100 million a year through Berkshire class B shares.

Read: What would Buffett do to your portfolio?

In celebration, Business Insider has put together a collection his popular and amusing quotes in homage. They’re taken from Berkshire Hathaway shareholder letters, interviews, speeches, and op-ed pieces.

Read: Buffett’s worth the trip to Omaha

They include:

– “The stock market is a no-called-strike game. You don’t have to swing at everything—you can wait for your pitch. The problem when you’re a money manager is your fans keep yelling, ‘Swing!’”

– “Wall Street is the only place where people ride to in a Rolls-Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.”

And for some lunchtime fun, check out the birthday boy opining on how the ukulele can help save us from the recession. He also treats viewers to a few bars of Up A Lazy River.

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