Benjamin Graham led a colorful life.

He chased women. He loved philosophy, languages, travel and different cultures. He was Warren Buffett’s professor at Columbia University.

Today, the Oracle of Omaha says Benjamin Graham was the second most influential man in his life, after Buffett’s father.

But Buffett and Graham couldn’t be more different. Buffett loves to work. The 87-year-old once joked that he would use séances to run Berkshire Hathaway from his grave.

Graham, who died in 1976 at age 82, beat to a different drum. Janet Lowe’s book, Benjamin Graham on Value Investing, summarizes his investment philosophy and his interesting life.

I remember one thing he said more than any other.

He said that anyone who dies with more than a million dollars is a fool.

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