Have you ever wondered what the most successful people in the world eat every day? You must be familiar with the expression, ‘you are what you eat’. Let’s examine the diet of the top CEOs around the world and see what inspires their business success.
1. Mukesh Ambani
For a person who makes around 30 crores a day and ranked among the top 50 in the list of world’s richest, Mukesh Ambani sports very simple eating habits.
He doesn’t mind what kind of food he gets to eat as long as it is tasty. His food choices for a typical would look something like this: A light breakfast with a papaya juice, soups, and salads for lunch, a simple dinner of Roti-Dal, Bhaat-Shaak.
He is fond of South Indian and Gujarati foods. The chairman of India’s most valuable company prefers to have a south Indian Breakfast every Sunday. His favorite food joint is “Mysore Cafe” in Matunga and his absolute favorite dish is Idly/Sambar.
2. Sundar Pichai
Sundar Pichai is the CEO of Alphabet Inc the subsidiary of Google. Hailing from the south of India, Pichhai is a vegetarian. Here is what we have learned about his breakfast diet from a YouTube Interview posted about a year ago.
For a man with a net worth of $600 million, his breakfast preferences are pretty simple. He starts his day with toast, an omelet for his daily proteins, and tea. He also finds time to read a physical paper “The Wall Street Journal” and an online “The New York Times” to keep on top of world news.
3. Mark Zuckerberg
You will never catch Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, worrying about what to eat for breakfast. The young millionaire who has been catapulted to fame and riches in his early twenties – quite a feat – admits that he simply eats whatever he wants and whatever is convenient. His decision to focus on other things besides breakfast has obviously served him well so far. He is also famous for wearing the same outfit daily to avoid “decision fatigue”.
4. Jack Dorsey
Jack Dorsey, the CEO of Twitter, likes a protein packed breakfast. His breakfast includes two hard-boiled eggs with a savory splash of soy sauce. Mr. Dorsey loves early-morning jogs and believes that his breakfast is the perfect fuel for his body to tackle the exercise.
5. Richard Branson
Sir Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Group, is a well-known exercise enthusiast. A firm believer of high-fiber breakfast, he starts his days out right with fruit salad and muesli, a crunchy mix of oats, seeds, dried fruit, and nuts. For a protein boost, Branson sometimes adds some smoked fish, known as kippers to his breakfast.
6. Steve Jobs
Former CEO of Apple Computers, Steve Jobs was famous for his off the beaten track thought process. Thinking differently was a way of life for him and his eccentricity also extended to his food choices.
Steve Jobs experimented with an extremely restrictive diet called “Fruitarianism” which consists of only fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, and grains. The diet contains no animal products. In his biography, it is mentioned that he also had the habit of eating one or two foods, like carrots or apples, for weeks at a time. He reportedly had so many carrots one time that his complexion is said to have taken on a bright orange hue.
7. Warren Buffet
What sets Warren Buffet, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, apart from every other successful person on this list is his love for fast food. For the past 54 years, he has never failed to stop by the fast food chain McDonald’s for his breakfast. It is endearing how he stills eats and lives like a normal person despite being one of the richest men on earth.
Buffett will pay $3.17 for a bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit sandwich or $2.95 for a sausage, egg and cheese sandwich. He swears he never spends over $3.17. In the HBO documentary “Becoming Warren Buffett,” he is heard saying, “When I’m not feeling quite so prosperous, I might go with the $2.61, which is two sausage patties, and then I put them together and pour myself a Coke.”
8. Oprah Winfrey
Though not a CEO herself, the self-made billionaire Oprah Winfrey has no lack of titles. She is a successful media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer, and philanthropist. She is also a Weight Watchers spokesperson and investor. According to a People magazine interview with Oprah, she has her “usual” for breakfast every day. “I do an egg, toast, because I love bread, and maybe an eighth of an avocado. Instead of coffee, chai tea,” she says.
9. Arianna Huffington
Arianna Huffington is the founder of Huffington Post and the current CEO of Thrive Global. Ms. Huffington keeps her breakfast simple and specific. According to an interview given to CNN, she chooses “fresh fruit, poached eggs and two hot cups of Bulletproof coffee” for her first meal of the day.
10. Victoria Beckham
The former spice girl and wife of David Beckham, Victoria Beckham, is quite the businesswoman. She is the founder of Victoria Beckham Limited, a fashion label. She is an ardent lover of the Alkaline diet. An alkaline diet focuses on reducing the body’s acidic level down and alkaline level up. In short, the diet aims to include 80% alkaline foods and 20% acidic food.
This diet is very beneficial and helps to improve memory, and energy levels, help reduce chances of heart diseases, insomnia, bloating and prevent headaches. The diet involves discarding refined sugar and substituting Honey, coconut palm sugar, and the likes in its place. The followers of the diet mostly eat raw food and avoid all cow-based dairy products, replacing the same with goat and sheep milk and milk products.