Amazon (Nasdaq: AMZN) Founder, Chairman and CEO Jeff Bezos is the richest man in the world…and not by a small margin.

Bezos’ net worth sits at $200 billion – more than $80 billion above Bill Gates, who ranks second on Forbes‘ List of billionaires in real time.

Bezos also has access to some pretty elite financial advice…

During a meeting with Warren Buffett, he took the opportunity to pick the brain of the Oracle of Omaha on investment. He asked…

Your investment thesis is so simple. You are [one of the] the richest guys in the world, and it’s so simple. Why isn’t everyone copying you?

Buffett just smiled and said, “Because nobody wants to get rich slow.”

No greater word on investing has ever been spoken…

So if you really want to get rich, listen to what the greatest investor said to the richest man in the world.

Patience builds wallets

In 2000 I moved to Bermuda and worked with an accounting firm. This company loaned me out to a hedge fund administrator to do monthly net asset valuation work.

It was a strange mission. From Monday to Thursday, I had very little to do. Then on Friday, we broke everything all day and worked from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

But while I was chained to a desk four days a week, I wasn’t bored… I had Warren Buffett to keep me company.

I found his annual letters to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders. For weeks I read these letters and took notes. I fell in love with investing.

Buffett’s wisdom clicked. Without a doubt, I learned more from reading his letters than from seven years of post-secondary education.

And in his conversation with Jeff Bezos, Buffett shared one of the key lessons I learned…

Don’t be in a rush to get rich. Let time be your friend.

Warren Buffett didn’t get rich quick. He used the power of compounding to do that over time…

Buffett wasn’t even a household name at 50. He needed more time to grow his wealth. It grew slowly at first…then soared into the billions.

Do you really want to create wealth?

Compound interest works like a snowball rolling down a hill. The snowball builds gradually and the more it rolls, the bigger it gets.

No wonder Buffett’s biography name is The snowball

That’s why Chief Income Strategist Marc Lichtenfeld recommends a proven, long-term dividend investing strategy that uses a dividend reinvestment (DRR) plan.

This technique minimizes your risk and sends the mixing machine into overdrive.

Don’t be like everyone else. Have the patience to get rich slowly, and there’s a good chance you will – maybe even sooner than you think.

One sector today offers investors an opportunity that takes patience…but could see them double their money in just a few years.

Next time you hear from me, I’ll direct you to this sector — and another investing legend who agrees with me.