(delish) This week, in an interview with CNBC's Make It, Shark Tank's Kevin O'Leary (AKA Mr. Wonderful) admitted that despite his well-known saving and investment savvy, he's a sucker when it comes to food. In fact, Kevin claimed he spends around $1,000 on food everyday.
Now if you're thinking that is absolutely insane, you're correct—and the Shark Tankjudge knows it. He told CNBC, "I'm a bad example when it comes to how much I spend per month."
That said, Mr. Wonderful did remind us that at the end of the day, he's a businessman who often has to take people out for meals and a few nice bottles of wine. Even on the morning of his interview, he had already spent $200 on breakfast. Yep. He likes to take care of the bill himself: “I don’t want to owe anybody anything,” he said, “so I’m happy to pick up the tab. I do it all the time.” OK, that's fine, but I'd still probably let someone cover my $200 breakfast bill. At least every once and while!
The Shark Tank judge also cited healthy eating as another reason for his insanely high spending habits, telling viewers "food is the engine of the body.” Again, we totally agree, we just aren't sure how it all adds up to $1,000. We need you to break it down for us Kevin!
In the meantime, Mr. Wonderful suggested that the rest of us non-millionaires shouldn't "spend more than 20 percent of your after-tax paycheck on dining out," especially "if you are just starting your career." Another smart tip is to eat at home four-to-six days a week, with an aim of spending only 10 percent of your biweekly paycheck at restaurants and bars.