You might not be a billionaire, but that doesn’t mean you can’t live like one. Warren Buffett, the 86-year-old Berkshire Hathaway CEO, is worth more than $76 billion, but he still lives in the same Omaha house he bought back in 1958. (To be fair, he also owns an ocean-view home in Laguna Beach, California, that’s on the market for $11 million.)
The Oracle of Omaha’s tastes in food are similarly modest. The world’s most famous investor doesn’t dine on caviar every night or indulge in a $10,000 bottle of wine at dinner. He isn’t in the habit of slaughtering his own meat like Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg, nor does he prefer gluten-free health-food cookies for breakfast like Mark Cuban.
So what does Warren Buffett eat? Think old-fashioned American classics, such as Coke, cheeseburgers, and ice cream. “I eat like a 6-year-old,” he admitted to Fortune, claiming the diet helps keep him young. “I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among 6-year-olds,” he said.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the foods you’ll find on Warren Buffett’s plate, as well as the ways some of his dietary preferences influence his investments.
“I’m one quarter Coca-Cola,” Buffett told Fortune, confessing that he drinks at least five cans of Coke every day. At the office, he usually sips regular Coke, while at home, he prefers Cherry Coke. His face even graces bottles of Cherry Coke in China.
As an investor, he puts his money where his mouth is — literally. Berkshire Hathaway owns 9% of Coca-Cola, which has prompted criticism from some, who say the beverage company’s products are contributing to obesity. Buffett doesn’t want to hear it. “I think Coca-Cola has been a very positive factor in the country and the world. And I really don’t want anyone telling me I can’t drink it. I think there’s something in longevity of feeling happy about your life,” he said at the 2017 Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting.
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