May 2, 2016
(ANTIMEDIA) Omaha, Nebraska – On Saturday, 85-year-old billionaire Warren Buffett attributed his health and happiness in life to eating fudge, peanut brittle, and consuming a kidney-crushing amount of Coca-Cola.
While speaking with reporters at the yearly shareholders’ meeting of his company, Berkshire Hathaway, Buffet said he gets a quarter of his daily calorie intake from the well-marketed, caffeine-infused syrup. But here’s the catch:
Berkshire Hathaway just so happens to be the number one stockholder in Coca-Cola.
One journalist at the event was quick to point out to the CEO that Coca-Cola products have long been linked to a myriad of health problems, including contributing to nearly 137,000 deaths annually from diabetes, 45,000 deaths from heart disease, and thousands per year from cancer. The reporter then repeated the request of one Berkshire Hathaway investor to “Please explain directly why we Berkshire Hathaway shareholders should be proud to own Coke.”
“I happen to elect to consume 700 calories a day of Coca-Cola….I think Coke is a marvelous product,” Buffet said. “I really wish I had a twin, and that twin had eaten broccoli his entire life. I know I would have been happier, and I think the odds are I would have lived longer.”
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