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May 23, 2018 @ 19:35

Elon Musk manages to live on a $1 food budget

Billionaire Elon Musk revealed that he achieved spending only one Canadian dollar for his daily meals during his college days.

Being a 17-year-old student then, Musk said his “threshold for existing was pretty low.”

“So I figured I could be in some dingy apartment with my computer and be okay and not starve,” he was quoted in a CNBC report.

The $1 daily food expense experiment was prompted as the SpaceX and Tesla CEO, then a college student at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, focused on deeper concerns such as the future of humanity.

The billionaire succeeded in that experiment, noting that purchasing grocery items in bulk helped him achieve it.

Nevertheless, musk admitted that it was not fun as you get “really tired of hot dogs and oranges after a while.”

Pasta and green peppers were staples of his, too.

Adjusting to inflation and the 1990 conversion rate, $1 CAD from back then is now worth $1.64 U.S.



 

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