When I first saw that clip I thought that it had to be a joke, but Warren Buffett’s financial cartoon for kids is apparently a real show called, you guessed it, “The Secret Millionaire’s Club.”
Buffett has recently been featured in the news for the “Buffett Rule,” his proposal to lift taxes on the super-rich and equalize tax rates across classes, but now it’s his partnership with media mogul Jay-Z that is making headlines.
The first episode is called “Be Cool to Your School,” in which Buffett gives financial advice to a group of teens attempting to raise money for their school and a trip to New York City where the kids will meet Jay-Z. Jay-Z plays himself and the show features his song “Empire State of Mind.” (Tacky!)
While I don’t think that it’s too early for kids to be learning how to manage finances, I’m not sure the premise of the “millionaires club” quite captures a spirit we should want to instill in America’s future.
What do you think?