Assignment 1August 30th, Warren Buffett is born. 1927 Howard Buffett gets a job as a stockbroker. The market would crash in 1929 making it hard to make sales. 1930s standard of living for most families declines, with the exception of the Buffetts. Howard Buffett went door to door gathering investors for his firm. 1930s Warren gets a stopwatch. At this age Warren was huge into numbers and a lot of his hobbies revolved around numbers. He begged his Aunt Alice for a stopwatch and received it.