Monday, August 20, 2012
Book Review: 'Einstein of Money' details life of Buffett's mentor
Thanks to Lincoln for passing this along.
Benjamin Graham— the financial wiz who taught Warren Buffet[t] to invest — was not unduly interested in
Graham was a true intellectual — excited by math, languages and classic texts.
Although he was so honest that he repaid all his investors for their losses during the Great Depression, Graham was a thrice-married philanderer and an absentee dad.
He had so many affairs that Joe Carlen uses the word "swinger" to describe his sex life in a new biography,
The Einstein of Money
Graham divorced his first wife in 1937, when divorce was still socially unacceptable, leaving his four children stigmatized.
The next year, he married a young actress.
Next up, he married his young secretary.
Eventually, he took up with a Frenchwoman who was introduced as the former lover of his own deceased son.
All the while, the rest of Graham's life was the stuff of inspirational kids' books:
Einstein of Money: The Life and Timeless Financial Wisdom of Benjamin Graham