Advice From BH Shareholders’ Meeting

The following is a short excerpt from Tim Ferris’ article, Picking Warren Buffett’s Brain: Notes from a Novice:

“Good afternoon, Mr. Buffett and Mr. Munger…” my voice boomed out through the sound system with a half-second delay, making it almost impossible to remember my lines, memorized word-for-word. I continued:

“If you were 30 years old and had no dependents but a full-time job that precluded full-time investing, how would you invest your first million dollars, assuming that you can cover 18 months of expenses with other savings? Thank you in advance for being as specific as possible with asset classes and allocation percentage.”

Buffett let out a small laugh and began. “I’d put it all in a low-cost index fund that tracks the S&P 500 and get back to work…”

Tim Ferris, at the time he asked the question, was attending the Berkshire Hathaway shareholders’ meeting in 2008.

What more evidence do you need?