But they also possess everyday items so simple that the world is amazing.
Never spends more than $4 on breakfast
Many people think that billionaires often have breakfast and lunch at the most luxurious restaurants with high-class dishes. Or they even hire their chef to order any dish they want at any time. However, this is not the case with Buffett at all. His daily life has no concept of spending money on expensive food.
According to CNBC, he often starts his day with a meal at McDonald’s on his way to work.
For more than 50 years, legendary investor Warren Buffett, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is said to have eaten only one type of breakfast, and his meals have never consumed more than $4.
Accordingly, on days when the market is up, he will spend $3.89 for a cheese egg sandwich with bacon. On days when the market is gloomy, he will only buy a cheese egg sandwich with sauce for $3.19. On really bad days, the billionaire just bought two hot dogs for $2.38 and drank with Coca-Cola.
Gave himself a whole supermarket on his birthday
Although famous as the billionaire thrifty and has the most simple lifestyle in the world, stories about this billionaire show that Warren Buffett has spent a lot of money on “fools” many times.
In 1983, on his birthday, Warren Buffett suddenly had the idea of buying Rose Blumkin’s Nebraska Furniture supermarket.
He went to this woman to ask for a price, then left and quickly returned with a check for $60 million. Sometimes he buys an entire supermarket without consulting an economic expert, a kind of “foolish play” that only Warren Buffett can do.
Another story about this legendary investor that is often repeated happened in 1989.
Although he used to criticize people who spend a lot of money on shopping, in that year, the famous simple American billionaire spent up to $9.7 million in Berkshire’s budget to buy a machine. private class flight.
Using a popular watch
This billionaire always advocates reasonable shopping, considers and analyzes the value of items, and compares brands thoroughly before buying something. At the same time, it is better to use what you have more effectively than to spend your hands on colorful but not very valuable things.
The most prominent example of this billionaire’s frugality is that even though he owns hundreds of billions of dollars, he still believes in a Casio watch that costs only about $70.
Spent $30.8 million on a used book
Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft Corporation, rarely spends lavishly, but he spent $30.8 million to buy a used book.
It is a book by the famous painter Leonardo da Vinci called Codex Leicester.
Using a desk which was recycled from a door
Despite spending millions of dollars on the aforementioned watch, from the early days of Amazon’s founder, Jeff Bezos has always maintained the principle of thrift and reasonable spending. To this day, he still drives a Honda Accord.
And from the very first days of its founding, until the company was worth billions of dollars, the company still use a special desk made from a door.
Invested $42 million in a giant clock buried in a mountain in Texas
Created by the Long Now Foundation team, this 500-foot-tall clock is mechanically powered by the thermodynamic cycle and is designed to tell time for the next 10,000 years.
Simple t-shirts, jeans
Despite owning a huge fortune, Mark does not have a bohemian lifestyle or spare hands to spend on flashy things. The young billionaire usually appears simple with simple T-shirts, jeans and drives a popular car.
Mark once surprised the public when he and his wife went to Costco, a cheap supermarket chain in the US, to hunt for discounted TVs. This is enough to show that the boss of Facebook does not waste money on luxuries.
Bought an island to preserve the natural beauty
In 2014, the billionaire’s real estate portfolio skyrocketed after he spent $100 million on Hawaii’s fourth-largest island, which includes two homes, a sugar cane plantation and a long white sandy beach with The area is about 280ha.
Zuckerberg said he and his wife bought the land because they wanted to “help preserve the wildlife and natural beauty”
Always wears a pair of shoes
Former New York City mayor and ninth-richest person in the world, billionaire Michael Bloomberg, is said to have only used two pairs of black shoes to work for more than a decade.
“Just change the sole, you won’t have to throw the shoe away and buy a new one. Old shoes can continue to be used,” Mr. Bloomberg told the New York Post in 2010.
500 million dollars to run for president
The most failed investment of the billionaire American businessman, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, is probably the presidential campaign. He is also proof that money doesn’t always get a candidate.
Bloomberg spent hundreds of millions of dollars advertising on television, radio, and digital devices during the election campaign. He hired more than 2,000 employees across 43 states after announcing his candidacy for president.
However, all that colossal money doesn’t translate into big wins.