Even Warren Buffet made mistakes in his love life
And you though that it was only you who made mistakes in your love life. The man who never makes mistakes in his investments, did confess after all that,
“the biggest mistake I ever made” was letting my late wife, Susie, walk out the door of our Omaha home.
This has been revealed by the revered investor in his authorised biography ‘The Snowball.’
According to Mr. Buffet, he gave his wife Susan [Susie – this is what Warren called him], a number of reasons to leave. One was Mrs. Katharine Graham, publisher of ‘The Washington Post’ and ‘Newsweek’ . Graham was really impressed by Buffet’s investment genius and they even spent time together in her mansion. Susan Buffet “made it plain to several friends that she was furious and humiliated,” but astonishingly sent Graham a letter granting her permission to date her husband !!
And even when Warren Buffet was at home, he spent most of his time in his study. And expectedly, his wife, not getting much attention or love as she desired, began a romance with her tennis coach, John McCabe. Then, in 1977, she and McCabe, after informing Buffet, moved into a small apartment in San Francisco. Meanwhile, Susan, expecting that Warren would not be able to look after himself and fall apart without a woman to look after him, arranged for attractive blond Astrid Menks to cook and clean for him. Susan and Warren never divorced. After her death in 2004, he married his companion for 27 years, Menks.
I would like to say here that I am not here to gossip about Mr. Buffet, because he is a man to be respected and not gossip about. And the respect is not because he has made so much money, but because he lives his with such purpose and humility. I am talking about his personal mistakes here for the sake of those who think that their mistakes in love have no parallels. Guys, everyone makes mistakes. Even Warren Buffet did. So cheer up. 🙂
And Buffet being a really down-to-earth person, goes on to say –
Susie’s departure “was preventable. It was definitely 95% my fault. … I just wasn’t attuned enough to her, and she’d always been perfectly attuned to me. She kept me together for a lot of years. … It shouldn’t have happened.”