Tech Entrepreneur Spends $2 Million a Year to Regain His Youth

A 45-year-old American tech-mogul claims that he spends around $2 million a year bio-hacking his body into regaining its youth.

First of all, if you’re younger than 35, you should know 45 isn’t that old, especially by modern standards, but Bryan Johnson, a tech entrepreneur who once sold his payment processing company Braintree Payment Solutions to eBay for $800 million, claims that his age doesn’t really reflect his health and his look. Johnson says that he has the heart of a 37-year-old man, the skin of a 28-year-old, and the lung capacity and fitness level of an 18-year-old, all thanks to a daily routine that he pays around $2 million a year to maintain and refine.

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The super-rich software developer reportedly has a team of 30 doctors monitoring his bodily functions and coming up with ways of reversing the aging process in every one of his organs. Both Johnson and his team are obsessed with the scientific literature on aging and longevity and are always eager to try the most promising treatments, closely analyzing the results they have on the tech entrepreneur’s body.

Johnson started his journey to reverse aging a few years back and has already invested millions in both human talent and advanced equipment to reach his ultimate goal of having the enviable body of an 18-year-old man.

“The body delivers a certain configuration at age 18, and this really is an impassioned approach to achieve age 18 everywhere,” Johnson recently told Bloomberg Business, adding that he is aware that some people may consider his obsession with this goal derangement and that that is “expected and fine”.


Johnson and his doctors refer to the collection of experiments and procedures they conduct as “Project Blueprint”. It includes strict diet guidelines, exercise, sleep (at the same time every night, and only after two hours wearing glasses that block blue light), as well as various extreme and sometimes painful medical procedures to monitor and measure his progress. Advanced blood tests, MRIs, ultrasounds and even colonoscopies are all on the menu for the entrepreneur on a monthly basis.

“I treat athletes and Hollywood celebrities, and no one is pushing the envelope as much as Bryan,” Jeff Toll, an internist on Johnson’s team said. But all this work, pain and expenses have paid off, as the scientists on his team say that the tech-mogul is indeed getting younger.

Looking at Bryan Johnson, it’s clear that he looks much younger than the average 45-year-old, but the doctors on his team claim that their data also shows a drastic improvement inside his body. He apparently has the heart of a healthy 37-year-old man, the skin of a 28-year-old and the lung capacity and fitness of an 18-year-old. He also only has 5% – 6% body fat, which is quite remarkable for his age.


However, Oliver Zolman, the 29-year-old regenerative medicine physician in charge of Johnson’s medical team, claims that the current results are only the beginning, and that they still have hundreds of procedures left to explore, and that they expect his condition to improve considerably.

Among the dozens of treatments and procedures included in Project Blueprint, Johnson repairs sun damage to his skin by applying seven daily creams and getting weekly acid peels and laser therapy, he wakes up every morning at 5 a.m. and takes two dozen supplements and medicines, and rinses his mouth with tea-tree oil ad anti-oxidant gel after brushing and flossing, which apparently helps him maintain the low gum inflammation of a 17-year-old.

Although many have accused Bryan Johnson of being a delusional health zealot and of suffering from psychological and eating disorders, the doctors on his team are all in awe of his dedication to longevity and aging reversal. In their eyes, he has dedicated his body to science in the hope of discovering answers that could benefit all mankind.

Perhaps Johnson and his team should take a look at Chunado Tan, the 50-something photographer who doesn’t look a day over 25. Perhaps he has some secrets they can use.