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Warren Buffett, the world’s fourth richest man, has the diet of a 6 year old

Published Feb 26th, 2015 6:15PM EST
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To call Warren Buffett a successful investor would be a gross understatement. The man who owns nearly 10% of Coca-Cola and is worth nearly $73 billion is, quite literally, the most successful investor in history. Not surprisingly, investors have long looked to Buffett for even the tiniest morsel of investment advice.

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What is somewhat surprising is that Buffett, still on top of his game at 84 years old, has a diet of a 6 year old, or perhaps, a video game playing teenager. In a recent interview with Fortune, Buffett divulged that he drinks five cans of coke a day.

“If I eat 2,700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola,” Buffett said. “I drink at least five 12-ounce servings. I do it every day.”

What’s more, Buffett is no stranger to Potato Stix, and on the day of his Fortune interview, the billionaire noted that he had a bowl of ice cream for breakfast.

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.”

In previous interviews, Buffett hassn’t exactly been shy about his disdain for vegetables and his passion for Cheetos.

Not the healthiest diet by any means, but given that Buffett is alive and well at 84, not to mention the fact that he has tens of billions of dollars in the bank, perhaps he’s a man ahead of his time.

Yoni Heisler Contributor

Yoni Heisler has been writing about Apple and the tech industry at large for over 15 years. A life long Mac user and Apple expert, his writing has appeared in Edible Apple, Network World, MacLife, Macworld UK, and TUAW. When not analyzing the latest happenings with Apple, Yoni enjoys catching Improv shows in Chicago, playing soccer, and cultivating new TV show addictions.