Wow, this is great. From the CNN interview:
I’ve been vegan for more than 10 years. It’s maybe the worst disaster in human history—15 billion suffering farm animals. And I don’t want to participate in it.
Simmons’ definition of “super rich” is novel: he defines it as simply reaching a point where you don’t feel like you lack for anything; so it’s as much a product of mind as it is of material abundance.