Film: Warren Buffett prefers a $2.95 breakfast

Berkshire Hathaway Chairman Warren E. Buffett and Business Wire CEO Cathy Baron Tamraz ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange in 2011. When Buffett is home in Ohama, Neb., he tends to stop at a local McDonalds to buy breakfast, a routine captured in a forthcoming HBO documentary. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Jan. 28 (UPI) — How much does billionaire Warren Buffett spend on breakfast? Most days, not more than $3, according to a new documentary film set to air Monday.

A 90-minute HBO documentary Becoming Warren Buffett follows the so-called “oracle of Omaha” through his daily routine. It includes a five-minute commute from his home to the headquarters of his company Berkshire Hathaway.

Along the way, Buffett, 86, passes a McDonald’s restaurant, where he stops at the drive-thru to get breakfast nearly every morning. Buffett explains to the filmmakers his wife puts exact change for one of three breakfast sandwiches in the car each day. That morning, he’d been left $2.95, enough to buy a sausage, egg and cheese McMuffin.

Though according to Forbes Buffett is worth an estimated $60.8 billion, making him the third-richest man in the world, he shrugged off the frugal breakfast routine.

Asked what the most money he gets from his wife is, he said $3.17, enough to buy the same sandwich, but with bacon instead of sausage.

As for why he doesn’t buy the bacon sandwich every day if that’s what he prefers, Buffet replied, “the market’s down this morning.”


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