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Here’s What Your Favorite Billionaire Drinks

You might be surprised

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You might think that although some billionaires dress like they’re homeless (see: Almost any picture of Mark Zuckerberg), they secretly treat themselves to lavish yachts or over-the-top meals. Maybe they all meet a secret billionaire speakeasy to drink Winston Cocktails ($12,916 a glass) and smoke Mayan sicars ($507,000 a cigar). 

Then again, maybe not.

1. Jeff Bezos

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Jeff Bezos is known for eating some pretty adventurous food; he once used his breakfast meal as a metaphor for how he runs Amazon: “You’re the octopus that I’m having for breakfast. When I look at the menu, you’re the thing I don’t understand, the thing I’ve never had. I must have the breakfast octopus.”  Although he’s not big on alcohol, he does enjoy a good glass of whiskey. His $23 million mansion in Washington, D.C., is undergoing a $12 million renovation, which includes a whiskey cellar, a walk-in wine room and multiple bars

2. Elon Musk

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Elon Musk’s history is littered with discarded beer cans and alcohol references. In 2018, he made a joke on Twitter about “Teslaquila,” and even went as far as to file a patent for it. Earlier this year, he tweeted about alcohol being the solution. To what? Maybe having too much money. However, during a Reddit Q&A, Musk wrote that whiskey was his alcohol of choice, which was no surprise to anyone who saw him on Joe Rogan’s podcast last year, where he drank whiskey and smoked weed.

3. Oprah

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Oprah Winfrey is known for her list of favorite things, and year after year, one item keeps topping her list: tequila. Her favorite is Casa Dragones, and she loves it so much that she deemed it the perfect stocking stuffer. She prefers Blanco in her cocktails and Joven for sipping on its lonesome. A close second is her vodka-based cocktail, Maui in December.

4. Kylie Jenner

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Kylie Jenner has champagne dreams—and they’re kept in her office. She recently unveiled that she has a Moët & Chandon champagne-filled vending machine at the Kylie Cosmetics headquarters. She’s also a fan of tequila and drinking seven shots of Don Julio 1942 from a bedazzled bottle while filming the “Drunk Get Ready with Me: Kylie and Khloe” video for her 22nd birthday. 

5. Richard Branson

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Richard Branson has an on-again-off-again relationship with alcohol. He admits that he sometimes drinks a glass of red wine with his meal, drinking it little by little throughout the night. Occasionally, he may enjoy a glass of Necker Island Champagne but usually sticks to cranberry and soda. When Branson feels like he’s been drinking too much, he routinely cuts himself off from alcohol for up to six months. What’s a good gauge of too much? In 2009, he urinated on a fan after too much celebratory drinking after the Grand Prix.

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