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Steve Jobs, Jeff Bezos 8 iconic tech business men and their eating habits

It won't be far fetched to deduce the relation of eating patterns of these tech moguls with their success in life and business.

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Mark Zuckerberg having local Kenyan food at lunch with Joseph Mucheru play

Mark Zuckerberg having local Kenyan food at lunch with Joseph Mucheru


Have you ever wondered about eating habits of some of your favorite tech icons?

The saying ‘’you are what you eat” may not be far from being linked to part of what formed the success story of tech founders and business magnates.

Let’s take a look together at some tech guys in the valley and what their eating habits look like:

Jeff Bezos

The Amazon founder and CEO is a healthy eater. He starts every morning with a leisurely breakfast with his wife and four children, making sure not to schedule business meetings during that time.

"I think my wife is resourceful, smart, brainy, and hot, but I had the good fortune of having seen her résumé before I met her, so I knew exactly what her SATs were," he joked to Vogue. play Jeff eats pretty healthy and when dining with family, keeps business concerns away. (David Ryder/Getty)


Business Insider reports Bezos during a meeting with a CEO of one company he acquired, ordered an "octopus prepared with potatoes, bacon, green garlic yogurt and a poached egg," reflecting his hunger for the new and unfamiliar.


Ariana Huffington

Founder of The Huffington Post, Ariana Huffington is not only an advocate of sleep but of healthy eating too.

play Ariana likes her grilled fish and vegetables, but splurges on food like cheese. (Paul Morigi/Getty Images)


In an interview with Bazaar, Ariana talked about her choice of food which includes healthy green vegetables and grilled fish (minus any rich sauce).  

Ariana mentioned giving up refined sugar years ago.

She does like her caffeine and starts her day with two cappuccinos made with non-dairy milk. However, alcohol rarely crosses her lips, except for the occasional glass of red wine. She occasionally splurges on cheese and “the occasional fabulous dessert.”


Henry Ford

play Henry Ford was weird with his food choices. (Henry Guttman/Getty Images)

Renowned auto-maker Henry Ford is said to have a weird eating habit. The self-taught engineer was known to pick out weeds from his garden and eat them or make them into a sandwich according to Inc.


Jack Dorsey

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. play Jack is a boiled egg and coffee breakfast type of guy. (Kimberly White/Getty Images for Vanity Fair)

Twitter CEO,  Jack Dorsey is known for eating two boiled eggs for breakfast, which is kind of interesting when you think of the fact that an egg avatar is used to represent Twitter default avatars.

For seasoning preferences, Dorsey prefers using soy sauce to table salt. Jack likes to keep a consistent routine like getting his early morning caffeine fix.


Richard Branson

Virgin Group founder Richard Branson. play Richard Branson likes his English tea. (Gareth Cattermole/Getty)

English founder of The Virgin Group of companies drinks more than 20 cups of English Breakfast tea a day. That’s a lot of flavonoids, a type of antioxidant found in black and green teas. That could attest for the youthful look of the 67-year old.

For breakfast, he’s a fruit salad and muesli sort of guy. And apparently, to keep his staffers on their feet, he’ll sometimes eat a kipper, a small, oily fish (and hopefully some Altoids).           


Mark Zuckerberg

The Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark in 2011 challenged himself personally to a diet involving boiling of a live lobster and working his way up to a chicken -- and then a goat and a pig.

Facebook founder, Mark Zuckerberg play Zuckerberg is trying to stay on the healthy lane with organic animal diet. (telegraph)


Zuckerberg says his reason for the challenge was to be a more thoughtful and appreciative food consumer. “I’m eating a lot healthier foods. And I’ve learned a lot about sustainable farming and raising of animals,” he says. “It’s easy to take the food we eat for granted when we can eat good things every day.


Elon Musk

Tesla and Space X boss Elon Musk claims he doesn’t have time for breakfast.

Elon Musk play Elon is trying to keep in check his love for diet coke. (REUTERS/Danny Moloshok)


He’s been known to have a Mars candy for breakfast (an interesting analogy to the Planet Mars where he is trying to get humans to go and live).

“I’m trying to cut down on sweet stuff, and I should have an omelet and coffee,” he says, acknowledging his liking for sweet things.

For lunch, Musk rarely does it grand, his assistant brings him a plate during meetings and he ‘inhales it for five minutes’.

It is during his countless business dinners that Musk packs the calories. “You can eat enough for two,” he says. The 46-year-old futurist has a taste for rich foods, such as French fare and barbecue. His drink of choice is whiskey.

Known to be a diet coke lover, drinking as much as eight cans a day, Musk began to lose his peripheral vision due to the effects of overstimulation. So now his office stocks caffeine-free Diet Coke.


Steve Jobs

Apple iconic founder Steve Jobs was an extreme kind of guy and that reflected in his eating habits as well. An extreme vegetarian, Steve had one kind of vegetable (carrots, apples) for weeks  according to a biography by Walter Isaacson.

play Steve Jobs was described as an extreme vegetarian. (Pinterest)


Jobs also fasted for weeks and, on occasion, would break his vegetarian diet by gorging on sushi during his trips to one of his favorite countries to visit, Japan.

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