Although certain celebrities choose to sport their wealth with fancy cars, jewelry, mansions, and completely unnecessary things, like owning tigers, others prefer to keep things simple and down to earth. These celebs decide, instead of living extravagantly, to invest in their future, take care of those closest to them and do good in other ways. They decide not to let the money they make affect their lives, and would rather remain humble than flaunt their riches. Here are some of those stars who like to keep it real, including a billionaire music mogul who sends his kid to public school. Everyone likes to hear of celebs living like they do, but a show entitled ‘the lifestyles of the modest and the humble’ would not have the same ring to it.
Zooey Deschanel Is As Humble As They Come
As you well know, Zooey Deschanel has a very popular show called New Girl, has starred in the cult classic, 500 Days of Summer, and is iconic for her adorable quirkiness. You might think that with all that success, she would have a swimming pool full of money outside of her mansion, but the star has instead chosen to stay humble. According to financial documents uncovered from her divorce from musician Ben Gibbard, Zooey is extremely responsible with her wealth.
She is oddly frugal with her money, choosing to shop only for the bare necessities as well as planning for her life after acting. Also, she is known for giving to a lot of charities and organizations, doing good throughout the world. She is also a very talented musician in her own right, having bands and collaborations with several big-time players in the music game.
Jay Leno Is Big Saver
Jay Leno has a reputation as being one of the most famous talk show hosts of all time. With a career spanning three decades, he has an estimated worth of a mere $350 million. For Leno, he says he learned the meaning of money while working at a young age. Since retiring from The Tonight Show, Leno has lived strictly off the profits from his stand up career.
That means all of the savings from all those years on TV are locked up somewhere safe and sound, waiting for a rainy day. Although he loves collecting cars, he has never spent any of his talk show dough on them. Maybe he is saving up to buy himself a highway he can drive his cars on.