Why the world's most successful investor drinks 5 Cokes a day

Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and arguably the world's top investor, says his trick to staying young is eating like a six-year-old, according to Fortune.

Every day, Mr. Buffett, 84, drinks five cans of Coke. According to the report, he drinks three cans of regular Coke during the day, and at home he treats himself with two cans of Cherry Coke.

"I'm one quarter Coca-Cola," Mr. Buffett said to Fortune writer Patricia Sellers on a phone call, though he was not referring to his investment in the company. According to the article, Mr. Buffett owns $16 billion in Coca-Cola, or 9 percent of its stock, through Berkshire Hathaway.

Mr. Buffett loves to pair Coke with potato sticks. He's fond of Hanover, Penn.-based Utz potato sticks, and he has talked to the snack company's management team about potentially buying it, according to Fortune.

Despite this, he clarifies that his snack and beverage preferences have nothing to do with his business engagements — the reasoning for his childlike diet is much more strategic. Seven hundred calories worth of Coke daily, potato sticks and even chocolate chip ice cream for breakfast are all part of Mr. Buffett's strategy to increase vitality and stay young.

"I checked the actuarial tables, and the lowest death rate is among six-year-olds. So I decided to eat like a six-year-old," Mr. Buffett told Ms. Sellers. "It's the safest course I can take."

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