Bryan Johnson: Tycoon spends 2 million dollars a year to get a teenage body!


Brian Johnson implements a program with a vegetarian diet, intensive exercise, but also measuring his nightly erections

A tech mogul with a fortune approaching half a billion dollars has dedicated his life and body to reversing the aging process.

The reason for 45-year-old Brian Johnson, who spends $2 million a year on a team of 30 doctors who oversee and control nearly every one of his organs. Their goal is to help him get the body of an 18-year-old. Johnson wakes up at 5 a.m., takes about two dozen supplements a day and follows a vegetarian diet. It has taken 33,537 images of his bowel and is tracking everything from his bone weight to the number of his nightly erections!

He and his doctors claim that within two years he looks at least five years younger, has the heart of a 37-year-old man, the skin of a 28-year-old and the physical condition of an 18-year-old.

When he was just 30 years old, the entrepreneur founded Braintree Payment Solutions, a highly successful company, which he sold to eBay in 2013 for $800 million. However, the lifestyle he once led to build this company led him to depression and suicidal ideation, he told Bloomberg, so he embarked on a journey to understand how his body works.

Along the way he founded several organic startups before finally deciding to put forward perhaps his most ambitious project yet: redesigning his body. As part of what he calls “Project Blueprint,” Brian Johnson lives up to a schedule that looks more like a full-time job. He claims he takes in exactly 1,977 calories a day, ensuring his body fat levels stay between 5 and 6%.

He once suffered an allergic reaction during a procedure in which fat was injected into his face, causing extreme swelling. On another occasion his body fat dropped to 3%, increasing his risk of heart failure.

He says his goal is to make sure his brain, liver, kidneys, teeth, skin, hair, and body work as they did when he was 18.

“Blueprint has the potential to redefine our relationship with health and time,” he says. “There is no person in the world who is 45 years old but his organs look like 35,” said its chief physician, 29-year-old Oliver Zolman, to Bloomberg.

Brian Johnson and his doctor read the latest scientific literature together, and he has no problem being the guinea pig and testing promising cutting-edge treatments.

Zolman oversees dozens of medical procedures on Johnson, many of them extreme and painful, and measures their results with blood tests, MRIs, ultrasounds and colonoscopies.

Johnson works out for an hour a day, with more intense workouts three times a week. It is an integral part of his mission that his bodily functions are controlled with religious reverence.

It monitors his body temperature upon awakening, blood glucose, heart rate fluctuations, and oxygen levels while he sleeps. He also undergoes regular examinations, which target more specifically his kidneys, prostate, thyroid and nervous system.

Johnson was born into a large Mormon family in Utah. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, who worked as a truck driver. At 19 he went on a two-year mission to Ecuador.

As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he ran a business selling cell phones to other students, helping pay his way through college. He then attended the University of Chicago, where he earned an MBA and then founded Braintree. A father of three, Johnson now lives in California, in a home he bought for $5.7 million and later modified to include a full medical suite in anticipation of “Project Blueprint.”

His lifestyle and obsessive commitment to trying to undermine the effects of time have garnered considerable criticism, with many social media users likening him to Patrick Bateman from “American Psycho”.

“This is expected and good,” he says of the criticism he has received. “What I’m doing may sound extreme, but I’m trying to prove that self-harm and wear and tear are not inevitable,” he added.

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