Isn’t it expected that the world’s richest men and women would have the most luxurious lifestyles, the largest mansions and the most coveted and exotic vehicles to stride about it? But then again, some of the most popular millionaires of the world believe that simple lifestyles and down to earth attitudes are the way to go.
Well, why not? Real class does not come from flaunting your riches, guys. You can be a billionaire without telling the rest of the world.
Unlike some, millionaires like Mark Zuckerberg and Steve Ballmer are some of the most down to earth and modest human beings you can ever come across. They could be earning in billions each year, but you’d seldom see them trying to flaunt it.
Take a look at some of the humble cars belonging to the richest billionaires of the world:
1. Mark Zuckerberg
You’d expect the CEO of Facebook to have some of the most luxurious and expensive vehicles. After all, he is worth almost 60 billion dollars. Yet, Mark prefers to ride around in a Honda Fit, which costs around 16,000 dollars. The Honda Fit is sold here as Jazz, and is also one of the most affordable cars out there.
2. Steve Ballmer
Steve Ballmer is the ex-CEO of Microsoft and is also one of the richest businessmen in the States. With a net worth of more than 40 billion dollars, Ballmer is the 18th wealthiest person in the world today. Yet, he drives around in a Ford Fusion Hybrid, which starts around 31,000 dollars. Wow.
3. Warren Buffet
Warren Buffet may be one the richest men alive today, but he is also one of the coolest businessmen in America. He is known to be a lover of fast food, and prefers to drive down to his favourite McDonald’s for a quick snack. And guess his ride? A Cadillac XTS. The car is roughly priced around 34 lakhs if it were to be purchased in India.
4. Steve Wozniak
Wozniak was the co-founder of Apple, in case you didn’t know. While the late Steve Jobs is certainly the name on the door, Wozniak was equally responsible for the development of the first ever prototype that was sold by Apple back in the day. Yet, Wozniak prefers a Chevrolet Bolt EV as his ride, which is estimated to cost around 38,000 dollars.
5. Ratan Tata
Ratan Tata may very well be one of the most beloved businessmen in India today. His famed collection of cars, both luxury and sports vehicles, are well known. Yet, for his daily chores, Tata prefers to drive around in vehicles belonging to his company. Recently, he has been using the Nexon SUV the starting price of which is roughly 6.23 lakhs.
6. Narayana Murthy
The father of IT, as he is known, Murthy is one of the top industrialists in India today. You’d expect him to stride about in one of the most opulent vehicles, right? But no. Murthy prefers to opt for his comfortable Mahindra Scorpio, which is one of the most common heavy duty vehicles today.
7. Nandan Nilekani
The ex-CEO of Infosys is an Indian bureaucrat and entrepreneur. He prefers to use the Toyota Innova, which costs around 14 lakhs and is the preferred choice for a lot of businessmen owing to legendary reliability.
8. Anand Mahindra
Anand Mahindra is the chairman of the famed Mahindra group in India. As is quite obvious, Anand prefers to promote his own vehicles and chooses a Mahindra TUV300 for his daily travels.
We could learn a lesson or two from these guys.