As soon as you are rich, you are expected to live like a diva. Well, let’s check out these billionaires and how regular their lifestyles are.
Even though his net worth is $85.7 billion, he lives a surprisingly regular life. He still lives in Nebraska in a home he bought more than 50 years ago for $31,500. He drives himself to work every day in a used Cadillac and gets breakfast through a McDonald’s drive. How regular is this guy? In 2013, Buffett got an old Nokia flip phone and had only sent one email in his entire life.
Feeney was worth billions of dollars but he preferred the comfort of living a frugal lifestyle. He gave away $8 billion to charity which is about 97% of his net worth. In fact, he is so regular that he and his wife do not own a house instead they live in a rented apartment. Feeney does not own a car and flies economy-class. What? He even owns a plastic watch that cost only $15.
Slim is not just competing with Warren Buffett for the title of the richest man in the world but also for frugal spending. He is worth $61.5 billion but owns a 6-bedroom home where he has lived for the past 40 years. Slim like Buffett, drives himself to work every day.
The 34-year-old mastermind behind Facebook leads a surprisingly low-key lifestyle. Yes, he lives in a $7 million house, but for a man worth almost $60 billion, the cost of that house is still well below his means. Mark is so frugal that his wedding to Priscilla took place in his backyard followed by eating McDonald’s on their Italian honeymoon. Oh, I almost forgot, he wears the same gray t-shirt and hoodie to work every day, gives interviews in it, gives speeches in it, jogs in it. According to Zuckerberg, having the same type of shirt reduces the number of decisions he has to waste time making.
T Boone Pickens
Known as the oilman and philanthropist who has given away over a billion dollars to charity. Pickens was worth $1.4 billion but has a reputation for a frugal lifestyle. He avoids expensive clothes, owns about 10 suits and spends only when absolutely necessary.
So let me ask you, What would you do if you were worth billions of dollars? Would it turn you into a different person? or Would you be able to lead a normal life?