Before becoming a billionaire, holding a wealth of wealth to spend many lifetimes, not every businessman has a prosperous life. Many of them, even after becoming famous, still keep to themselves strange savings habits that surprise everyone.
1. Bill Gates
Bill Gates used to hold the position of the richest person on the planet for a long decade. The Microsoft founder still holds a fortune of about 145 billion USD (about 33 trillion VND). However, the cult billionaire rarely appears with wasteful spending news, buying super cars, villas or having too luxurious hobbies.
Over the years, people have noticed that Bill Gates has always used only a single wristwatch as an inseparable object. Although he can own any Rolex in the world, he chooses an accessory that is a Casio watch that costs only about 70 USD (1.6 million VND).
Bill Gates has been wearing this watch costing just over a million dong for decades
2. Warren Buffett
As the most “cool” investor on the planet, Warren Buffett also treats his personal life like a sale. He has always been famous for his simple lifestyle, never showing off despite being rich all his life.
Warren Buffett owns hundreds of properties around the world, but he has long remained loyal to his 3-bedroom apartment bought in 1958. The rich man once said in an interview that he prides himself on this as one of the best investments of his life.
Besides, the legendary investor also does not spend lavishly on luxurious and expensive meals, but often eats breakfast with McDonald’s fast food. In an interview, he revealed that he never spends more than 4 USD (about 100 VND) for a breakfast.
Warren Buffett eats fast food for breakfast
3. Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg became a billionaire at a relatively young age. At the present time, Zuckerberg has 72.9 billion USD even though he is only 37 years old.
But most people remember Mark with an extremely simple image with a t-shirt and jeans. In 2020, he surprised the public when he was caught with his wife Priscilla Chan going to Costco, a low-cost supermarket chain in the US, to hunt for discount TVs. It can be seen that the Facebook boss, the leading influence in the technology world, prefers a simple and comfortable lifestyle. Mark is said to still commute every day in a mid-priced popular car.
Mark Zuckerberg and the familiar t-shirt fashion for decades
4. Michael Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg is the founder of the famous Bloomberg corporation. In addition, he is also the former Mayor of New York City. Michael Bloomberg had a arduous journey to get rich and achieved success when he entered middle age. Perhaps that’s why he has a very scientific way of managing finances and spending.
The best example of the American billionaire’s frugality is that he has worn two identical pairs of black leather shoes for a decade. According to the businessman, instead of throwing away and buying a new pair, he can completely repair the shoes, clean them regularly and continue using them. Items that can still be used well, there is no reason to waste new replacement.
Michael Bloomberg only has 2 main pairs of shoes for daily walking
5. Jeff Bezos
Jeff Bezos – the second richest man in the world today with a huge fortune of 140.6 billion USD. Billionaire Amazon is often seen enjoying a luxurious and rich life with regular parties on yachts. But Jeff Bezos still has affordable expenses that surprise everyone.
According to American media, to this day, he still drives a Honda Accord to commute every day. In his office, he uses a desk that is recycled from old broken doors. This is the table that has followed the Amazon billionaire since the first days of his career.
Jeff Bezos works on an old recycled desk