Today’s billionaires seem to have one thing in common that most people don’t associate with wealth: a poor diet.
Let’s start with Warren Buffett, a Wall Street investor and noted philanthropist from Omaha, Nebraska. With a net worth of $104 billion, Buffett is the fifth-richest person in the world.
Known for his frugality, Buffett spends $5 or less on his McDonald’s breakfast every morning on his way to the office. He drinks several cans of Cherry Coke throughout the day and once described himself as ‘one-quarter Coca-Cola.’
Buffett had also stated that he ’found everything he likes to eat by the time he was six years old.’
At age 92, Buffett recently told CNBC that he would give up an extra year of his life to eat whatever he wants: “If somebody told me I would live an extra year if I ate nothing but broccoli and a few other things, all my life instead of eating what I like to eat, I would say take the year off the end of my life!”
Aside from McDonald’s breakfast, staples for Buffett include: Oreos, hot fudge sundaes, hamburgers, hot dogs, Cheetos, and Coca-Cola.
Buffett’s longtime friend Bill Gates (founder of Microsoft) has similar eating habits. Gates prefers a cheap burger and a Diet Coke over almost anything else. His favorite restaurants include Mcdonald’s, In-N-Out, and Dick’s Drive-In.
With an estimated net worth of $116 billion, Gates is the fourth-richest person in the world.
Elon Musk, the famously candid entrepreneur who leads Tesla, SpaceX, and (most recently) Twitter, once said that his favorite midnight snack was Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.
Musk’s favorite types of food include French and BBQ, and his favorite drink is whiskey.
Musk is the CEO and founder of SpaceX, which conducted a test launch of the most powerful rocket ever built this Thursday. Dubbed “Starship,” the rocket flew for roughly two minutes before exploding in what has been described as a “rapid unscheduled disassembly.”