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2016-05-31    来源:外研社的博客    【      美国外教 在线口语培训


A cup of tea solves everything, so they say, especially for Richard Branson. The Virgin Group boss, who is worth over $5 billion, recently admitted that he chain-drinks around 20 brews a day – even if he's abroad.

"I'm not sure how I'd survive without English Breakfast tea," the 65-year-old told the Daily Mail. "Even in the Caribbean I must drink 20 cups a day [...] a cup of tea will never be far away."

It's a wonder Branson has much time for business, in between trips to the kettle and bathroom, but he isn't the first hugely successful entrepreneur to have an unusual fuel source ...

Warren Buffett: Ice cream (for breakfast)

The American businessman and philanthropist, 85, who is reputedly worth $66.9 billion, has the diet of a small child. Deliberately.

"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. It's the safest course I can take," the famously canny investor says.

Buffett's daily buffet includes chocolate chip ice cream at breakfast, five Coca-Colas (regular at work, cherry at home) and endless shoestring potato crisps. Despite that, he continues to work into his 80s and shows no signs of lacking energy.

"If I eat 2,700 calories a day, a quarter of that is Coca-Cola. I drink at least five 12-ounce servings. I do it everyday," Buffet says.

Bill Gates: Diet Coke

Warren Buffet isn't the only American millionaire with a vicious Coke habit. Microsoft founder Bill Gates, whose net worth is said to stand at $87 billion, is rarely seen without a can of Diet Coke. (That's despite Donald Trump never having seen a "thin person" drinking one, of course.)

"Once I'm at the office, I usually open a can of Diet Coke," he blogged in 2014. "Over the course of the day I might drink three or four. All those cans also add up to something like 35 pounds of aluminum a year."

It's quite a habit, or was: last year Gates liquidated his stake in Coca-Cola Co. Maybe he kicked the can once and for all?

Henry Ford: Weeds

It must be a lot easier to amass great fortune if your food bill is minuscule, and they don't come much thriftier than Henry Ford, the original hipster, who mostly ate foraged weeds and shrubs.

"Lunch consisted of what Henry blithely called 'roadside greens.' These were simply assorted weeds, variously prepared as salads, or lightly-oiled, or even stewed – and often appearing in sandwiches," wrote Sidney Olson in his 1963 biography Young Henry Ford: A Picture History of the First Forty Years.

"There is nothing quite like a dish of stewed burdock, followed by a sandwich of soy bean bread filled with milk-weeds, to set a man up for an afternoon's work."


Hugh Hefner: Playboy-approved food

According to a 2007 interview, even when Hefner wines and dines his female companions at restaurants, he will eat food prepared at home.

"[The models] pick from the menu, but I have lamb chops and a baked potato sent in from the mansion, so [my meal] is set," he is quoted as saying.

Hefner has 12 full-time chefs at his disposal, and orders from a set menu of 31 options.

"He enjoys lamb chops, and he has half a grapefruit every day,” executive chef William Bloxsom-Carter once revealed. "He likes fried chicken with mashed potatoes, which is his mother's recipe. He's a Midwestern gentleman, so he enjoys those kinds of foods. He has two piles of mashed potatoes with a poached egg placed in each one. Pretty wild stuff but it's OK."

Steve Jobs: Carrots

A biography released shortly after Steve Jobs's death in 2011 revealed the extent of the technology pioneer's bizarre dietary habits. And, yes, he liked apples a lot.

Jobs would apparently purge his body by going for weeks at a time eating just one type of food, usually a fruit or vegetable, and once had so many carrots his skin turned "a sunset-like orange hue."

A near vegan, it has also been said that Jobs thought his clean diet prevented him from needing to wear deodorant or take regular showers.

Oprah Winfrey: Potatoes

"I have been controlled by potatoes for 40 years," admitted Oprah Winfrey in a Weight Watchers meeting in January. "Any kind of fried potato, baked potato, scalloped potato – oh my god."
2016年1月的慧俪轻体(Weight Watchers,健康减重咨询机构)会议上,奥普拉·温弗瑞承认,“40年来,我对土豆着了魔,不管是炸土豆,烤土豆,或者土豆片,我都百吃不厌。”

Admittedly, that reliance probably hasn't been the cause of her success over the years, but Winfrey does consider kicking the habit her greatest achievement.

"I actually was travelling the other day and opened a 5 oz bag of crinkle cut, black pepper potato chips and I counted out 10 chips," she said. "And I ate 10 and I savoured every one. And I put the bag away.

"Of all the accomplishments that [I've] made in the world, all the red carpets, and all the awards, the fact I could close the bag and not take another chip – it's major for me."

Donald Trump: Whatever he likes

According to his personal family doctor, if elected, 69-year-old billionaire Donald Trump will be "the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency."

It's a questionable claim, especially given that Trump told Bloomberg last year that he loves "steak and hamburger and pasta and French fries, all of the things that we shouldn't be eating."

"Bacon, eggs, steak. You hear a report that comes out, and it says you can't eat it and then you can, so I eat what I like."

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