We all have a bucket list of what we will do if we get a lot of money. But ever wondered what billionaires actually do with that much money? Well according to this article, not much. Not all billionaires choose a lavish life, some are just happy with a simple living.
1. Warren Buffet (Berkshire Hathaway).
One of the wealthiest CEOs in the world rather chose a simple life for himself. He still resides in his $31,500 house he bought in 1958. He begins his day with a cheap meal from McDonalds. He doesn’t own a lot of cars and likes to use one for many years. He is involved in a lot of charities and once even begged Washington DC to increase his taxes.
Inspite of being one of India’s richest men, Premji is still very down to earth and simple person. He takes auto rickshaws from airport when returning from business trips and is known to drive a 1996 Ford. He ensures that his employees use minimum toilet paper rolls and switch off the electricity when not in use.
3. Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook).
He believes in comfortable and a low key life. He owns several versions of grey t-shirt which he likes to wear to work instead of any fancy suit. Along with his wife, Priscilla Chan, he established Chan Zuckerberg Initiative where he provides health care and education to the needy.
He is a stern believer of using money efficiently. He is still travels in economy class and drives a 15 year old girl Volvo. He with his family often goes out to cheap restaurants and to our surprise even do not hesitate to haggle over prices at markets.
This business tycoon did not let his success get over his head. He lives a simple life with his wife in a distinct apartment in La Coruña, Spain. He regularly wears a same kind of uniform, blue blazer, white shirt and grey pants. He likes having lunch with his employees at the Zara cafeteria everyday.
Billionaires are needed to be workaholic and Tim Cook is one of them. During vacations he enjoys bike ride and hiking. He likes to stay in modest surroundings because that reminds him of his origin.
He achieved his billionaire status from Google shares but he hates the lifestyle of billionaires. He called himself “spoiled” for having a windsurfing vacation in Hawaii.
He belongs to one of the wealthiest families of billionaires but has followed the simple footsteps of his father in his life. Jim still stays in Bentonville, Ark., where he runs the family’s personal wealth management company from the upstairs office of an old brick building in downtown Bentonville.
He is among the billionaires who wants to be remembered for good causes than for his business. Green is one of the well known individual donors towards religious causes in America.
He truly leads a simple life trying to donate anonymously more than $4 billion to disadvantaged children and public health initiatives.
He earned $265 million by selling his company to Microsoft. But invested $350 million of his own money to build downtown Las Vegas into a technology hub. He would be happy with $1 in his pocket until he is around people who cares about him.
Slim may be considered among the wealthiest self-made billionaires. He still lives in the six-bedroom house he has owned for 30 years and also drives himself to work.