Even billionaires enjoy the simple things in life, as evidenced by a viral picture of Jeff Bezos—the second richest man in the world—enjoying some McDonald's over the weekend.
In fact, the first ever job of the Amazon CEO—who's current net worth is an estimated $154 billion—was flipping burgers at his local McDonald's while in high school
Bezos commemorated his first job in a recent post on Instagram and Twitter.
Accompanied with the caption "My first Job. Still the same great burger! Happy Sunday!", Bezos was photographed partaking in the legendary fast-food chain's iconic burger and fries.
Bezos recently shared his experiences working in the McDonald's kitchen to author Cody Teets for her upcoming book, Golden Opportunity: Remarkable Careers That Began at McDonald's.
"I was a grill man and never worked the cash registers."
"The most challenging thing was keeping everything going at the right pace during a rush."
Bezos spoke highly of his McDonald's manager, saying he promoted a disciplined work ethic while also maintaining a fun, nurturing workplace.
If Bezos' post was meant to show how in spite of his considerable wealth he was deep down just like anyone else, the largely negative reaction it received suggests his efforts did not succeed.
Many were simply amused or confused by the fact someone as wealthy as Bezos still enjoyed fast food.
They poked fun at the picture and caption.
Others didn't find the post remotely sweet or funny.
Countless people called Bezos out for hypocrisy. They pointed out how someone who knows what it's like to work a minimum wage job shouldn't allow the notoriously unsafe, hostile and dehumanizing working conditions reported in many Amazon fulfillment centers and delivery fleets.
Unfortunately for Bezos, the backlash on his post is among the least of his troubles over the past several months.
Earlier in the year, Bezos outraged residents of Rotterdam when he attempted to dismantle one of the city's 100-year-old bridges to accommodate his 417-foot mega yacht, Y721.
Following the public outcry, the yacht was removed from the shipyard before being completed, leaving the bridge intact.
But Bezos' problems with his and Amazon's public image were far from over.
In addition to receiving continued negative attention for their attempts to prevent their fulfillment centers from unionizing, Amazon has been at odds with the Federal Trade Commission since March of 2021.
Representatives from Amazon claim Bezos was being "harassed" over what began as an investigation into user interfaces on Amazon Prime, believing the investigation had grown too broad and expanded the focus of the investigation beyond only Amazon Prime.