What do you know about Steve Jobs, the legendary co-founder of Apple, who created one of the greatest gadgets of our time? Turns out, he was a man of mystery, and in the most literal sense of the word. Just think about it, he’d been driving a car around Silicon Valley without a license plate for years on end! That meant breaking the law, which requires all passenger vehicles to have tags.
Some believed that he did it just because he could. Call it a rebellious spirit if you want. Or maybe he wanted to protect his privacy by any means possible. Someone even came up with the theory that it was the font on the plate that he didn’t like. After all, he was a perfectionist in every way, so maybe he really thought an ugly plate would ruin his beautiful car.
- A few years back, California laws allowed people to drive with no plates for six months after buying a new car. So Jobs just made the most of this loophole.
- The interesting thing is that all this time he stayed true to one brand and model, the Mercedes SL55 AMG.
- He was often on a diet with only one ore two specific types of food allowed. For instance, he would eat nothing but apples for weeks.
- He also didn’t think he ever got body odor, so he didn’t see the need to shower every day, or use deodorant.
- Ingvar Kamprad, who created IKEA, had billions of dollars in his account. But still, he lived just like any other person.
- Benjamin Franklin, one of the founding fathers of the US, loved air baths. Every morning before work, he’d open the windows in his house to let the chill in.
- Bill Gates has an unusual method of focusing on his ideas. To help him think, he sits down in a rocking chair and quietly swings back and forth.
- Inventor Thomas Edison was also incredibly picky about his employees, but in another way. To work for him, a person needed to pass the salt test.
- Howard Hughes was terrified of germs so much he couldn’t even touch his silverware without wrapping it in tissues first.
- Brilliant scientist Nikola Tesla, detested bacteria. He wore gloves at almost all times, and didn’t shake hands with anyone.
- Business magnate Warren Buffett also has a pretty time-consuming habit. He reads 500 pages every day.
- Stephen King revealed that he can’t start writing without a slice of cheesecake.
- As for industrialist Henry Ford, his favorite snack was… roadside greens. And when he had guests, he served them soybean sandwiches and burdock.