Warren Buffettâ€”widely considered the most successful investor of all timeâ€”has repeatedly acknowledged Benjamin Graham, a man he personally studied and worked under, as the primary influence on his investment approach. Indeed, there is a direct line between the record-shattering investing performance of Buffett (and other value investors) and Grahamâ€™s life. In six books and dozens of papers, Grahamâ€”known as the "Dean of Wall Street"â€”left an extensive account of an investing system that, as Buffett can attest, actually works! This biography of Benjamin Graham, the first written with access to his posthumously published memoirs, explains Grahamâ€™s most essential wealth-creation concepts while telling the colorful story of his amazing business career and his multifaceted, unconventional personal life. The author distills the best from Grahamâ€™s extensive published works and draws from personal interviews he conducted with Warren Buffett, Charles Brandes, and many other top US and global value investors as well as Grahamâ€™s surviving children and friends, weaving Grahamâ€™s transformational ideas into the narrative of a momentous life and legacy. Warren Buffett once said, "No one ever became poor by reading Graham." By the same token, no one will ever become uninspired by reading Carlenâ€™s lively account of Benjamin Grahamâ€™s fascinating life and time-tested techniques for generating wealth.