We often think that just because our favorite celebrities are getting hefty paychecks, they also lead extravagant lives. With the number of reality shows chronicling the lifestyle of the rich and famous, we immediately believe that every actor or personality in the entertainment industry is spending their money on houses, cars, jewelry and expensive gadgets, among others.
You would be surprised to know though that there are still a handful of people in the industry, who are as frugal as they come. They may be earning tons of money, but they still maintain a low profile and live like normal people.
Below are some of Hollywood’s celebrities, who still prefer to live the simple and less hectic lifestyle compared to what their paychecks can really offer:
Despite being named as the second richest man in United States, Warren Buffet does not spend his money like his fellow rich celebs do. This investor is not afraid to dine in an ordinary fast food chain such as McDonalds,
Buffett is known for keeping track of his expenses and still stays at the same home. To ensure that his children won’t have to worry about money in the future, the business magnate has already established trust funds for all of them.
What makes this Hollywood A-lister part of the people who live the simple life? The fact that she and her husband Dax Shepherd use coupons for making purchases. And, they mostly spend their money on their daughter.
This top model has done it all, from gracing the catwalks of Fashion Week to hosting her own television show. Considering the kind of wealth Tyra Banks must have amassed over the span of her career, you would not believe the kind of lifestyle she has.
Banks may have the resources to buy anything she wants, but she is not what you may expect. She has admitted to stockpiling on shampoo and soap from hotels she has stayed in.
The model is also known for cooking and eating leftover food. If these were not enough display of being a spendthrift, the model also saves money by using regular pens and notebooks in keeping track of her finances instead of gadgets.
This British actor with Indian origins rose to fame when he appeared as the protagonist in the highly successful movie, The Slumdog Millionaire. Although Dev Patel received critical acclaim and got himself several other deals after the movie, he is far from living an extravagant lifestyle and does not like vulgarity at all.
Patel loves spending time with his mother and takes long drives with his sister. He lives by the mindset of being a simple and effective man, for which he credits his parents.
This New Girl star knows how to budget money quite well. Despite being one of Hollywood’s A-list celebrities with big paychecks, Zooey Deschanel has zero balances on all three of her credit cards and spends her money on utility bills and charity donations.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Despite having an estimated worth of $90 million, Sarah Jessica Parker knows the value of getting things without having to eke out a dime. She said in an interview with Parade Magazine that she spends most of her money on her children and gives to various non-government organizations. This super mom is not afraid to dress her children with hand me downs as well.
This Harry Potter star is anything but glamorous when it comes to her lifestyle. Despite scoring enormous paychecks from her acting and modeling gigs, Emma Watson spends most of her earnings on the welfare of schoolchildren. She regularly funds Brown and Oxford universities.
This Oscar-winning actress spends most of her time with her parents in their condo. Unlike other Hollywood A-listers, Jennifer Lawrence prefers doing things by herself and even shops without the aid of a personal assistant.
Despite his successful stint as a late night show host, Jay Leno likes to retire for the day to a peaceful home where there is no loud music.
This TV personality worked two jobs before achieving the kind of success he has now. He maintains his finances by saving half of his salary and manages them by sticking to paying bills and spending for simple daily expenses.
Even if he is one of the greatest drummers and musicians of all time, Stewart Copelandhas always made it a habit to focus on living a healthy lifestyle, rather than partying around. His way of life is residing in a single house and owning only a Jeep Cherokee.
This ex-Nirvana turned Foo Fighter band member might have an expensive house in LA, but other than that, he is not so keen on spending his money on other lavish expenses. Dave Grohl recently revealed in an interview, “I’ve got tons of money, but I’m afraid to spend it. Not having a high school diploma to fall back on, I’m going to be really careful with what I’ve got”.
Beatles member Paul McCartney may be worth $820 million, but he is not known for being a spender. Famous fashion designer and daughter of music icon, Stella McCartney refers to her father as a “tight bastard”, who refused to foot her college tuition fee if she chose an affordable state college over a pricey private institution.
He may have played a big spender on the Wolf of Wall Street, but Leonardo DiCaprio is anything but that. This Hollywood A-lister is proud to say that he does things by himself.
What does he do with his money? He donates them to charities, foundations and environment-friendly research projects.
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