One imagines that millionaires would not settle for less than the dream lunches that influencers show on Instagram. Tables full of healthy items with avocado and salmon toast. However, the reality is quite different outside of the networks, even for millionaires as prominent as Mark Zuckerberg or the nonagenarian Warren Buffett, who prefer to put aside the royal food and squeeze a hamburger with double fries.
Zuckerberg has a good serve. A few days ago, the fast food chain McDonald’s posted a question on Threads about the favorite orders of the brand’s followers on the new Meta social network. The response from the owner of the social network was immediate: “20 nuggets, a quarter pounder, large fries, Oreo McFlurry, apple pie and maybe a cheeseburger for later?” Either the question caught Mark not having had a good breakfast, or Mark Zuckerberg has a very good appetite.
Sport consumes a lot of energy. The Meta CEO menu volume caught the attention of users and some joked about it. Mark explained that, due to his sports activity, he had to consume at least 4,000 calories a day to maintain energy, and that he also loved that menu.
Zuckerberg had already talked about his passion for the practice of Jiu-jitsu and MMA (mixed martial arts) on the Lex Fridman podcast, indicating that they require a lot of energy. Also, the Meta founder may be worried about gaining some weight to settle a score with Elon Musk, with whom he has a pending cage fight in Las Vegas.
Body of a nonagenarian, appetite of a boy. Mark Zuckerberg isn’t the only millionaire who sighs for McDonald’s hypocaloric food. At 92 years old, Warren Buffett, the fifth richest person in the world, affirms that part of the secret to his good health is to follow a diet more typical of a 6-year-old boy than of a millionaire with gray hair.
The millionaire investor picks up his breakfast at McDonald’s every morning on the way to his company’s headquarters and has declared on several occasions that he is an absolute fan of junk food and sugary drinks. “I eat about 2,700 calories a day, and a quarter of them are Coke, I drink at least five small bottles every day.”
In Fortune they assure that the tycoon drinks at least five small bottles of Coca-Cola a day, feeling special devotion to Cherry Coke.
Or Harvard or McDonald’s. Beyond the taste for hamburgers and fries, both Mark Zuckerberg and Warren Buffett have in common that both, at one time or another, have been linked to the business of selling this fast food. The one who is today CEO of one of the largest technology companies in the world could have been the director of a McDonald’s franchise in New York.
According to Insider, Mark’s father offered him to set up a company franchise instead of going to Harvard. He did not accept, but in the end, it was neither one thing nor the other. Zuckerberg dropped out of the prestigious university in 2004 to devote all his time to Facebook.
If you ask Buffett if he prefers McDonald’s or Burger King, the answer is “Yes.”. The veteran investor’s relationship with fast food is much more extensive and he does not understand sides. On the one hand, he invested 3,000 million in Burger King when the restaurant chain began the purchase of the Canadian Tim Hortons, maintaining part of his shareholding today through one of his funds.
On the other hand, Buffett held a 4.3% stake in the McDonald’s shareholding with an investment of $1.4 billion in 1996, but sold it two years later, something the tycoon recognized as a big mistake in which they could to have won 1,000 million dollars.
In any case, the tycoon has continued his business with the restaurant chain by supplying the toys that are included in the Happy little box in the US through his toy company Jazwares.