BH Media Group has joined the throng of companies offering a wellness program that gives employees incentives for healthy living. But while BH Media's worker bees are cajoled to eat fruit and veggies daily and attend nutrition workshops through the “Passport to Wellness” program, their king bee is flying his own way.
But when you're legendary billionaire investor Warren Buffett—the third-richest man in the world, according to Forbes magazine—discounts on insurance premiums probably aren't your biggest worry.
In an interview with Fortune magazine, the Oracle of Omaha confessed to some rather eccentric dietary practices for an 84-year-old.
“I'm one-quarter Coca-Cola,” Buffett told Fortune. “If I eat 2,700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola. I drink at least five 12-ounce servings. I do it every day.”
He confided he drank regular Coke during the day, even for breakfast, and had Cherry Coke as an evening treat at home. Maybe it's just good for business—Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway owns 9% of Coca-Cola Co.'s stock, according to Fortune.
He also favors eating potato sticks with his sugary fix, specifically Utz Potato Stix. That could just be for research purposes—Buffett doesn't own Utz, but he said he has discussed buying the company.
But Coke and potato sticks aren't his only breakfast fare. “This morning, I had a bowl of chocolate chip ice cream,” Buffett said.
How does the octogenarian explain his unorthodox diet? “I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among 6-year-olds.
So I decided to eat like a 6-year-old,” he told Fortune.
An ink-stained wretch at BH Media, which operates small newspapers across the country, pointed out the odd juxtaposition to media news site JimRomenesko.com. “The irony isn't lost on me,” the tipster said.