Warren Buffett will earn your annual salary in the time it takes you to read this article

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There’s no doubt that Warren Buffett is ridiculously rich but if you made a few pips on the USD/JPY dip today and you’re feeling flush, then take a quick look at this tool that shows how much of a drop in the bucket your salary is compared to the $13.5 billion Uncle Warren made last year.

And if you’re admiring Messi’s magnificence today note that it took Buffett less than two days to earn Messi’s $64m paycheck last year.

Author: Adam Button

Adam Button is the managing editor of ForexLive™. He was previously the chief currency strategist at XForex and has also worked with Intermarket Strategy. Adam believes there's an edge in knowing every tidbit of news. He was formerly the head of the markets team at the Canadian Economic Press and is a graduate of Ryerson University. Adam lives in Montreal, follow him on Twitter: @FX_Button.


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  1. That’s rediculous :o

  2. I wanna be a Buffett too :)
    (Serious) I dedicate this song to all the wannabes of the world, saw them live in 1986:

  3. hahaha. Awesome song.

  4. Ok Adam if you liked that one check this out their masterpiece (BEWARE! -> NSFW!):

  5. that’s it! this is so ridiculous… definitely puts things into perspective. and that’s when you realize it ain’t ever gonna happen to you trading forex. ;)

  6. Pourquoi pas Mr. Le Grasshopper ? Just put short 10 lots before the S&P corrects as in the 2007 summer and you are done for the rest of your life! :D

  7. LOL alex. yeah right. pick the top, you say? ;) but you’re making my point: equities and not FX.

  8. .. well equities still move … I just leave a little sell – stop on S&P, now and then :D
    Picking the top is dangerous you greenhorns reading this, don’t do this at home! ;)

  9. Problem with Buffett is he doesn’t seem to know how to enjoy all that cheese. With the exception of the notoriety, and celebrity status, what does he do? He needs a lesson from Trump or Justin Bieber or Tiger Woods, on how to enjoy all that cash.

  10. so true, john. probably it’s just the challenge of the game he looks forward to.

    john, how would you spend all that moola?

    @adam: how about a parallel thread for readers to express how they would spend all that cash had they buffet’s account? should get some funny answers. ;)

  11. lol that would be an epic thread grasshopper

  12. A little bit of everything for me. Cars, yacht, mansions, travel, and whatever it takes to get rid of Obama and his cronies.

  13. Puts things into perspective when youre playin with $400 in your account

  14. It’s all a matter of percentages, not actual $$ gained. When they say a stock goes up 4% what really matters to me is “is it a gain of 80 cents or $8 ?”. I trade XOM too, but when it fell 2½ points in the past 2 days, I made money on the Puts. Warren lost…how much ? My salary in 2 days, I’m sure. So no need to dream about switching places: when AAPL (just before the split) had Call options for 71cents that went to $11 in 2 days, I could have made millions if I’d placed LOTS of positions. But I don’t risk those kinds of amounts either. :) Cheers !


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