One of World’s Richest Men Made Primarily Out of Corn Syrup

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett drinks a bottle of Coca Cola during at a trade show at the company's annual meeting in Omaha, Nebraska May 3, 2014.
Mr. Buffett and his beloved Coke. Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters

If Berkshire Hathaway CEO and rich-as-hell investor Warren Buffett were to write a Grub Street Diet, it would look something like this: In the morning, he drinks a can of Coca-Cola. In the afternoon, he drinks two. In the evening, he drinks another, and then two more cans, but maybe this time they’re Cherry Coke. In fact, “I’m one quarter Coca-Cola,” he recently told Fortune. (It’s no surprise that Buffett is a Coke shareholder.)

Instead of hopping on the health bandwagon, the 84-year-old bajillionaire has decided to revert back to the diet he preferred as a kid, eating chocolate-chip ice cream for breakfast and guzzling five Cokes a day. He also enjoys Utz Potato Stix so much he considered just straight up buying the entire Pennsylvania company.

I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among six-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a six-year-old,” he told Fortune. “It’s the safest course I can take.”

Maybe Mr. Buffett can share some diet tips with Bobby Jindal.


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