How does the world’s top investor, at 84 years old, wake up every day and face the world with boundless energy?
Looks at all the energy!
“I’m one quarter Coca-Cola,” Warren Buffett says.
My maternal grandfather was born in the former Coca-Cola republic of Mello Yellistan.
When he told me this in a phone call yesterday (we were talking about the death of his friend, former Coca-Cola president Don Keough), I assumed he was talking about his stock portfolio.
"You'll be dead soon, too, right?" naturally segued into a discussion of his coke habit.
No, Buffett explained, “If I eat 2700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola. I drink at least five 12-ounce servings. I do it everyday.”
Until I can learn to subsist on the misery I cause like some kind of perverse solar panel, this will have to do.
One 12-ounce can of Coke contains 140 calories. Typically, Buffett says, “I have three Cokes during the day and two at night.
Yes, one of the world's wealthiest men is a hopeless prole-drink addict.
Look at me, I'm acting young!
“I’ll have one at breakfast,” he explains, noting that he loves to drink Coke with potato sticks.
That "banality of evil" guy really nailed it.
What brand of potato sticks?
For the love of God please tell me so I can completely become you!
“I have a can right here,” he says. “U-T-Z” Utz is a Hanover, Pennsylvania-based snack maker. Buffett says that he’s talked to Utz management about potentially buying the company.
"I already have extensive experience branding and selling poison."
Investors in Berkshire Hathaway may feel relieved that the CEO isn’t addicted to Utz Potato Stix at every breakfast. “This morning, I had a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream,” Buffett says.
You've got to wonder if he also sleeps in bed mocked up to look like a race car.
Asked to explain the high-sugar, high-salt diet that has somehow enabled him to remain seemingly healthy, Buffett replies: “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.” The octogenarian adds, “It’s the safest course I can take.”
I guess those Michelle Obama school lunch reforms never caught on.
I think people have gone overboard with healthy foods, diets, and exercise.
I wouldn't suggest that be a diet someone has all their life.
He's not staying "young", He's going to die soon and good riddance.
Basically, when you have enough money, you become very tolerant of many ailments that would be devastating to us common folk.