Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.
Apparently, he is also the star of his very own cartoon.
According to MarketWatch's Charles Passy, Buffett lends his voice (and script ideas) to a web-only cartoon called "Secret Millionaires Club" from the creator of Inspector Gadget, Andy Heyward, which aims to teach kids about financial responsibility.
"He has no investment in the project. Nor does he collect a dime for his considerable contributions to the series, which include time spent voicing his own character and volunteering ideas for scripts," Passy wrote in his report on the not-so-secret project. "So it’s a labor of love, but one that has special resonance for the low-key mogul, who’s always made education part of his life’s work."
Buffett became rich as the CEO of investment firm Berkshire Hathaway, and he's vocal about his thoughts on the nature of investing.
"You don't need to be a rocket scientist," he once declared. "Investing is not a game where the guy with the 160 IQ beats the guy with 130 IQ."
It seems as if Buffett is now interested in taking his message to children. In the first episode, for example, Buffett's character (which is actually voiced by him, according to Passy) teachings kids how to "turn lemons into lemonade":
According to Passy, the cartoon series has managed to fly under the radar despite Buffett's involvement. But not anymore. Passy has not only written an interesting explanation of the ethos behind the show, he's also spoken with reporters at the Wall Street Journal.
You can read the Passy's entire article at MarketWatch.
JJ Feinauer is a writer for Deseret News National. Email: [email protected], Twitter: jjfeinauer.