Warren Buffett Plans to Live Forever by Eating Like a 6-Year-Old

Devin Copenhaver
Devin Copenhaver

If you've been wondering for ages how to get Warren Buffett's body, you're in luck. The 84-year-old billionaire just revealed his diet to Fortune, and it's pretty easy to follow, since it's based exclusively on the eating habits of children.

Buffett proudly claims to be "one-quarter Coca-Cola," due to his habit of pounding five cans of Coke a day. (Regular Coke when he's in business mode, Cherry Coke when he's down to get freaky.) He frequently pairs them with Utz potato sticks or, if he's looking for a more balanced breakfast, chocolate chip ice cream. You'd think Buffett's just reached the age when he doesn't give a good goddamn about what he eats, but this regimen is actually scientific. As the investor explains, "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. It’s the safest course I can take."

In that case, go ahead and help yourself to another plate of Skittles wings. You've got the Warren Buffett seal of approval.

Kristin Hunt is a Food/Drink staff writer for Thrillist, and wonders when Warren Buffett's diet book will arrive at Barnes & Noble. Follow her at @kristin_hunt.