Warren Buffett is the most successful investor in history. After all, he isn't called the Oracle of Omaha for nothing! With a self-made net worth of $65 billion, it is only natural that people wonder about Buffett's habits and quirks.
There are a few fun and interesting tidbits that we already know, such as the fact that he is an absolute junk food junkie. He consumes at least five 12-ounce cans of Coca-Cola a day and has been known to eat ice cream for breakfast.
But now, thanks to the new HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett we know how he eats breakfast on those days when he doesn't have ice cream.
Buffett is a big fan of McDonald's breakfasts. When he eats there, he picks his meal based on the stock market. For instance, one morning he ordered a sausage McMuffin with egg and cheese, and said:
"$3.17 is a bacon, egg and cheese biscuit," he explains. "The market's down this morning, so I think I'll pass up the $3.17 and go for the $2.95."
Now you'd think that the third richest person in the world could afford the extra 22 cents, but this is just an example of his legendary frugal nature.
The documentary delves into far more than how Buffett orders his breakfast.
"Becoming Warren Buffett tells the improbable story of how an ambitious, numbers-obsessed boy from Nebraska became one of the richest, most-respected men in the world," explains HBO in a statement. "The definitive documentary on Buffett, this candid portrait sheds new light on a man who has helped shape the way Americans view capitalism and, more recently, philanthropy."
It sounds like a movie we'd all enjoy. After all, there are many legends surrounding Buffett and his amazing fortune. He started following the stock market when he was 11 years old. He eats a diet filled with soda and junk food and his net worth is greater than the GDP of the entire country of Uruguay. He still lives in the relatively modest home he bought decades ago. Suffice it to say, Buffett is a bit of a character and a loveable one at that.