The Jubilee Weekend is finally here and since this is still by and large a personal finance/investment blog, there’s no better time to take a look at the lives of Singapore’s founding Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew and the world’s most famous and astute investor Warren Buffett. #15HWWLogic

But seriously, I can’t believe few have written about the glaring similarities in their lives and careers, considering that Singapore is celebrating its 50th birthday in two days’ time and Berkshire Hathaway commemorated its 50th anniversary just three months before. What a coincidence.

A man who brought Singapore from Third World to First World and a man who turned a failing textile manufacturing company into the 5th largest public company in the world.

Yeah, I know Mr Buffett is a business and investment success while Mr Lee is a political one. But as the latter puts it “Singapore is entrepreneurship on a political stage on a national scale”.