The two words everyone wants to hear.
Many would jump at the chance to even share an hour with billionaire and famed investor Warren Buffett.
But a lucky few have gotten even more time to learn from Buffett, and CNBC (CNBC) co-anchor Becky Quick is one of them, having interviewed him many times since her start with the company in 2001.
In a recent tweet on CNBC Prime, Quick talks about what stands out about Buffett “as a person and as a businessman” in her meetings with him over the years.
“He’s authentic,” Quick said. “What you see is what you get.”
She went on to explain that CNBC often has guests she says are authentic, and she thinks viewers are smart enough to determine “who’s real and who’s not.”
“He lives what he says,” Quick said.”He’s still living in the same house that he bought in 1950. He’s worth over a hundred billion dollars today, he could live anywhere. Where he lives is where he wants to live. It’s his life. He still goes down and drives to the office every day. He loves the office. I think he drives there six days a week, not five.”
Quick says Buffett also shines in the way he explains all things financial.
“… he happens to be somebody who can take the most complicated financial situations and explain them to me or to you and make us understand, make us feel just as smart,” she says. “He’s just really good at explaining things and he takes the time to do that. One of the things he says is that he wants to be remembered as a teacher, that that is one of the most important roles that he plays. And he’s done a really good job of it.”