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.
Zooey Deschanel, a beautiful singer and actress, has starred in New Girl and in the cult classic, 500 Days of Summer. 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.
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 including Farm Sanctuary, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, and The Trevor Project.
Jay Leno has a reputation as being one of the most famous talk show hosts of all time. He is also one of the wealthiest ones in the industry. 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, he 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.
Paul McCartney has been one of the most famous people on the planet for the better part of half a century. He was a member of the super famous band The Beatles as if they need an introduction, but you wouldn’t know he was uber-famous by the way he lives his life.
He came from humble and modest roots and has never been known to be greedy. Instead, he is known for his activism and giving to charities throughout the world. For instance, he decided to send his daughter Stella to a state school rather than a private institution.
Tyra Banks has a degree from Harvard Business School and is a supermodel and business mogul. Banks prefers to be reserved when it comes to showing off her wealth. She says she got her sense of money from her mother, who played a big part in helping her establish herself as a model.
In a New York Times interview, she said she is frugal and has been big on saving since she was a little girl. While she does like to pamper herself with visits to the Cheesecake Factory and expensive cosmetics, she maintains a close relationship with her accountant.
After winning Oscars for her performances in Million Dollar Baby and Boys Don’t Cry, Hilary Swank has cemented herself as a serious actress. But the actresses’ life was not always the glitz and glamour. She grew up in a trailer park in Washington, and even after moving to California with her mom, the two lived in the car.
It does not matter how popular and successful she has become, she maintains a comfortable life but is not one to flaunt. Her finances are kept in check by bargain hunting, and she prefers to spend her money on her family.
As the winner of the fourth season of American Idol, country singing legend Carrie Underwood’s fame shot up into the stratosphere. Her rise to stardom happened quickly but she didn't let it change who is. In a Rachel Ray interview, Underwood stated that, generally, she lives like a typical American.
While she was dating her now-husband, NHL star Mike Fisher, she said the two would have date nights at Subway more often than not. Furthermore, she loves grocery shopping and cutting coupons. There is nothing more satisfying than choosing your own fruit and veg.
Although Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, making him one of the richest and most influential people in the world, he lives very modestly when you factor in how stinking wealthy he is. He wears typical street clothes and does not show up to Facebook Headquarters in a limo.
He got married in his green backyard and has stated many times that he is more concerned with his work than his wealth. According to one source, he is so unimpressed with wealth that he plans to donate 99 percent of his Meta stocks over the course of his life. So who are going to be the lucky ones?
Mariska Hargitay is best known for playing a starring role as Lieutenant Olivia Benson on the NBC police procedural show, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. It was once leaked that the star made a whopping $400,000 per episode, and Forbes Magazine ranked her the second-highest-paid actress in the world in 2014.
While she has a lot of zeros attached to her salary, that does not mean she is constantly on spending sprees and looking for the new Gucci bag. She always plans for the future, because she knows that Hollywood is very unstable and things can change over night.
While the Spider-Man star has been the tail-end of plenty of jokes throughout the years, people may forget that he made a boatload of money for the role and is considered on of the wealthiest actors of his time. When the third movie of the franchise was made, Toby had made over $36 million.
The fact that he has kept his wealth under wraps is a testament to just how cautious he is with his cash. Tobey had a tough upbringing and learned how to be frugal early on. According to the Spiderman actor, material possessions are meaningless to him, and he'd rather have nothing than live extravagantly.
Leonardo DiCaprio could possibly be the most recognized actor in the world. All of his success and work have amassed him a great big pile of cash. With his standing as one of the most respected actors in showbiz, Leo has decided not to spend too much on himself but on projects that are important to him. He owns three Teslas, which are better for the environment, as he is a serious conservationist.
His foundation, The Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, has raised up to $3 million for the World Wildlife Fund’s tiger habitat. Additionally, he has donated $15 million in grants to environmental organizations throughout the world.
Shailene Woodley is the star of the Divergent series, one of the best young adult sci-fi franchises ever. So it is safe to say that Woodley is well-off. Being as famous and successful as she is, she is still found purchasing used clothes and is an avid advocate of the environment.
In a THR profile, most people who know her best call her “grounded” and “authentic.” She confessed that she has yet to splurge on anything, which for someone at her level is quite impressive. She makes her own beauty products and lives off the land whenever she can.
Kristen Bell's rise to fame began with small acting gigs, but her talent soon landed her significant roles that propelled her into the spotlight. Alongside her successful career, she shares a loving marriage with Dax Shepard, a fellow actor, and together they have built an impressive fortune estimated at $25 million. Despite their financial success, the couple remains grounded and down-to-earth.
In fact, they pride themselves on their frugality, referring to themselves as "hillbillies at heart." They embrace a thrifty lifestyle, even going as far as utilizing coupons. Their humble approach to life is exemplified by their modest wedding expenses, totaling just $142, including the cost of gas.
For someone channeling their inner hobo with their look, you can call Transformers star Shia LaBeouf anything but extravagant. The star has been acting since the age of ten but he stayed grounded. He gives all of the credit for not being in material interest to his parents. he prefers life to be modest, and the simpler the better.
LaBeouf grew up in a family of artists, which made him appreciative of his success, and there’s no reason to flaunt that to the world, according to the star. He said in interviews, “If I have enough money to eat I’m good.” So, he doesn't need that much to be happy and as long as his stomach is satisfied, the show can go on.
Halle Berry is undeniably a hugely successful actress, boasting an Oscar to her name. Her extensive career has earned her millions, but she remains passionate about her craft and eagerly embraces new projects. Despite her financial success, Berry leads a remarkably modest life, prioritizing the work that she deeply cherishes. In various interviews, she has expressed her indifference towards extravagant possessions such as fancy cars or expensive jewelry.
Instead, Berry adopts a prudent approach by consistently saving her earnings and recognizing the unpredictable nature of the entertainment industry. This practical mindset reflects her ability to navigate the ever-changing tides of Hollywood with resilience and wisdom.
Sarah Michelle Gellar
Perhaps she needs no introduction, but Sarah Michelle Geller starred as the hugely popular Buffy in Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She had a wildly successful career after the show until she decided to settle down and enjoy a quiet life. While the start has some serious money, she has revealed that she lives a fairly normal life with her two sons, shopping at Whole Foods, just like an average Jane.
Geller learned not to take money for granted from her single mother after her dad left the family. She embraced the value of life and the significance of money, being a means and not something to chase her entire life.
Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl, has amassed some serious bank throughout his three-decade-long career. He has made an estimated $225 million, all thanks to his music. But the rock star gets worried about spending too much money too fast.
He has a hard time spending the money and is still afraid of going broke because he never finished high school. He has his family to take care of, which makes him more frugal than one might think. This grounded mindset reinforces Grohl's determination to maintain a stable and secure future.
Jennifer Lawrence is one of the best-paid female stars in Hollywood. She made a ton of cash starring in the Hunger Games franchise and proved her acting skills in movies like Silver Linings Playbook. Her talent has translated into substantial wealth. While she should live like a queen with the money she’s made, she chooses not to. She lives in the very same apartment she did before she got her fame.
In an interview with Fabulous magazine, Lawrence emphasized her upbringing and the values instilled in her, highlighting the importance of appreciating the value of money. Her grounded approach serves as a testament to her humility and ability to prioritize financial responsibility, even amidst her remarkable achievements.
Sarah Jessica Parker
While the character she portrayed in "Sex in the City", Carrie Bradshaw, wasn’t one for modesty or subtlety with money, the same cannot be stated for Sarah Jessica Parker. In 2008, during an interview, Parker spoke out about the importance of being responsible with money.
As a kid, she wore hand-me-downs, and to this day loves going to thrift stores and finding bargains. She grew up on welfare and had humble beginnings, which also helped shape her view toward money. Her humble beginnings have undoubtedly shaped her perspective on money, fostering a grounded and practical outlook on life.
As the leader of the iconic Rolling Stones, you might think that Mick Jagger loves the finest things in life. But while he does like to party, he is more frugal than he appears and appreciates the modest things in life. He is aware of how much he spends and has been described by his ex-wives as “pretty tight” compared to how others might think of him.
He says he was always taught to fix things when they break instead of throwing them away, and not to take his entire entourage on vacations to the French Riviera like some stars do today.
Ashley Greene’s performance in the Twilight franchise made her a bonafide star in Hollywood. With all the dough she made over the years, no one would blame her if she shopped, traveled, and flaunted just a little. But she manages to stay modest despite all of the hype.
Her father told her she needs to be frugal with her money and save, that way she could support herself if a dry spell came up or if she was waiting for a role of a lifetime to come up. She keeps track of all of her spending and apparently won’t pop for a first-class ticket on an airplane.
When you imagine the life of a rock star, what comes to mind? Mansions and trashed hotel rooms? Not for Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd. He prefers a simplistic way of life. He could have bought a huge mansion but instead lives in a cabin in Santa Monica, California.
The home cost $3.5 million, which is kind of a lot of money considering its small size and was built in 1923. The historic house has a huge backyard and a swimming pool, so it’s not like Brandon is hurting, but he could certainly be a lot more ostentatious.
Keanu Reeves has made it pretty clear that he is not one for the luxuries of the elite. He has no plans in becoming a Hollywood King and he prefers life with its simple things. But he certainly could be after making The Matrix films.
Instead, he chose to give over 80 percent of his earnings to the special effects and costume design team. He is often caught on public transportation, eating at common restaurants, and hanging out at the park. Being so laid back made him into a global meme. Whoa, just whoa.
Jose Mujica is Uruguay’s former president and was known as the “poorest president,” and he is also known for many other things. During his presidency, he refused to live in the official presidential residence and opted to move to a farm where he grows flowers for sale.
He donated 90 percent of his $12,000 salary in order to support charities in the area so they can help those in need. He comments “ I’m called ‘The poorest president,’ but I don’t feel poor. Poor people are those who only work to try to keep an expensive lifestyle and always want.”.
In case you were living under a rock for the last decade, Elliot Page is kind of a big deal. The star made it big by portraying the titular character in Juno and has been a big hit ever since. Page's illustrious career notwithstanding, he keeps a low-key profile, especially in terms of his home.
In fact, until 2014, the actor was living in a small Hollywood Hills house with two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. He purchased the small cottage for less than a million bucks and sunk some dough into fixing it up, including renovating the bathroom.
The scribe who brought us the Harry Potter series, J.K., Rowling is worth over $1 billion. When she initially wrote the book, she never thought it would bring her to where she is today. It wasn’t so long until she realized that she had no need for all that money, and started donating to charitable organizations and causes.
She even says that “Many parts of my life are perfectly ordinary, one could even call it, but that’s what I like about it.” She dons normal clothes, is frugal with money, and uses her husband’s name in her private life.
During his tenure on the immensely popular show Mad Men, the talented actor Vincent Kartheiser chose to reside in a modest one-bedroom apartment, despite his subsequent meteoric rise to fame. However, as his career flourished, he decided to enhance his living space by embarking on a series of renovations. Demonstrating his practical nature, he saw an opportunity to capitalize on his investment when the time came to sell the property.
Buying the apartment in 2014 for $457,000, he strategically navigated the real estate market and ultimately sold it for a commendable $808,000. This astute move showcases both his financial acumen and the rewards of his hard-earned success.
Although Britney is one of the most famous divas of her generation when not on stage, she attempts to live a low-key life. She shops at normal, everyday stores like Target and Walmart. She is known for buying everything from cosmetics to toys to everyday items.
The surprising part is that she does this all on her own, even though she could certainly afford to have someone do it for her. She would rather brave the throngs of adoring fans and shop like an everyday person. And of course, she usually grabs a Starbucks coffee on her way out.
McConaughey is known for his laid-back, Texas accent, and is one of the biggest stars on the screen. His down-to-earth ethos is clear when he was living in an Airstream trailer near the beach so he could catch the best waves whenever they presented themselves.
He spoke of the Airstream, “ It’s two seconds from making your bed to putting your coffee on the stove.” Of course, once he got married--shattering the hearts of adoring fans everywhere--and had kids, he moved from his trailer to his real house to raise his family.
From his movies, including Dirty Harry and Gran Torino, you could swear that Clint Eastwood would have a couple of garages worth of some great cars, but this is not the case. Although he has made hundreds of millions of dollars over the course of his career, he prefers to drive around in his ancient GMC Typhoon.
This limited edition SUV was made for one year in the early 90s and looks similar to a GMC Jimmy SUV. The little car has some giddy-up and Eastwood does have other faster cars. The Typhoon only costs $20,000, though.
Warren Buffett, the renowned investor, and businessman, boasts a staggering net worth of $70 billion. Surprisingly, despite his immense wealth and status as the second richest American, Buffett has chosen to reside in a modest $31,000 home that he acquired back in 1950. Known for his down-to-earth demeanor, the Oracle of Omaha embraces a philosophy that celebrates a simpler and more frugal lifestyle.
In fact, there are reports suggesting that Buffett doesn't even have a fondness for money itself. It is widely speculated that he generously donates a significant portion, up to 90 percent, of his earnings to charitable causes, exemplifying his commitment to making a positive impact on society. This remarkable generosity only reinforces his reputation as a philanthropic icon.
In her intrepid journalism career, Katie Couric earned $55 million. She became famous on The Today Show and the CBS Evening News but refrains from flaunting her wealth. She doesn’t shop at high-end stores or eat at the most expensive restaurants. Give her a hunk of beef and a trip to Target and she is content.
For all of the time she spent in the spotlight, how amazing is it that she has never got swept up in an extravagant lifestyle? Whoever said that there wasn’t much money in journalism has definitely never met Katie Couric.
Renee Zellweger’s parents were immigrants who came to the U.S. with absolutely nothing. She knows you have to earn everything you are given. Since becoming a superstar actress, she hasn’t had to pinch pennies like she used to. But that doesn’t mean she has stopped.
Zellweger is so frugal, that she shops for groceries using coupons, despite being worth upwards of $45 million. Of course, she can afford to splurge, but she would much rather spend on what she needs instead of what makes her happy. She seems to have a great head on her shoulders.
This is one that actually kind of makes sense. Eric Clapton used to be caught up in the rock and roll lifestyle. But after the tragic death of his son, Clapton slowed things down and cleaned himself up. Nowadays, even though he is worth a whopping $250 million, he lives as if he only has a couple thousand.
He likes wearing comfortable clothes that will be durable and long-lasting. He stays away from big drunken parties, but he does have one vice involving his large art collection. He said once that it took such a horrific event in his life to center him and make him realize and embrace the most significant things in life.
Darius Rucker came from a very modest and humble background, and surprisingly enough he still lives that way. He may have been a part of Hootie and the Blowfish, but the former rock star is happily living the settled-down life with his wife and kids now.
Perhaps that’s what inspired him to go solo and reconnect with his country roots. Rucker still records albums and tours but makes sure there is always time for his family. Whatever his next big project will be, it is good to know he will always be the same person. And that person is not Hootie, right?
Eva Longoria made nearly $400,000 per episode on "Desperate Housewives" and has made over $35 million in her career. But still, she’d rather stay in most weekends and just relax, rather than fly to France or Spain and traipse the beaches while eating pricey food. It helps that she has invested some money in a restaurant.
Who needs Domino’s delivery when you can get your own restaurant to make you something? She is also a devoted mother and won’t break away from her kids to attend any of the big parties. Instead, she throws her own backyard BBQs.
People might identify Steve Carrell as a talented comedian, but his lust for Target is dang serious. In fact, it is a borderline obsession. He says he can’t go inside the store without buying something and whenever he comes across something he can't get his eyes off before he knows it, they are in his shopping bag.
Leave some for us, Steve! And what does he love to buy in his favorite store? Cargo pants, of course. He calls the pants “comfy but uncool.” During his time as a star, we believe he has done enough cool things to be able to be comfortable every now and then.
Jimmy Kimmel might be more in love with Costco than his wife. He confessed that he wishes he could have been married there instead of in whatever beautiful location he ended up in. He has also admitted that he lost his wedding ring and went to Costco to have it replaced.
Yes, he knows it's probably not good quality as the previous one he had, but when you love something (like Costco, you love it for life). This might be a one-way, dependent relationship, but it is nice to know that even the stars roam the aisles of Costco for the next great free sample and get froyo in the food court.
When it comes to discovering her next remarkable find, the illustrious Martha Stewart, the epitome of home living expertise, surprises many with her affinity for big box stores like Costco. While she has been an influential icon for years, few are aware of her fondness for perusing the aisles of this popular warehouse retailer. In fact, it is a widely recognized fact that Stewart has collaborated with Costco's own name brand, Kirkland, to create a line of delectable foods.
Moreover, she has been spotted, much like the average shopper, patiently waiting in the checkout line at this beloved bulk store. This down-to-earth approach to shopping only further endears her to admirers, illustrating that even renowned personalities appreciate the convenience and value of everyday shopping experiences.
Dakota Fanning has been a star since she was ten years old. She really left an impression with her role in the Twilight movies. As famous as she is, she won’t stop going to Walmart and doesn’t care if you see her there. During the filming of "Breaking Dawn in Baton Rouge," for example, she didn’t try to hide at all while shopping at the megastore.
When she was spotted by fans and asked to take pictures, she happily said yes. As it turns out, Fanning is both down-to-earth and kind-hearted. Like many, give her the simple stuff and she is content.
Colin Farrell didn’t know how to handle his stardom when he finally made it big. He began partying, like so many do, and ended up in rehab. Now he lives a little more under the radar, driving around in a Ford Bronco from the 90s, instead of a fancy convertible.
Of course, the car is old and might break down at any moment, but Farrell doesn’t care. He is emotionally connected with it and sees no reason to part. In his life, it has been one of the most reliable things, so he plans to stand by it as it stands by him.
Despite having amassed considerable wealth throughout her career, Suze Orman, a renowned personal finance expert, and best-selling author, continues to embrace the importance of frugality and wise financial choices. Surprisingly, even with the freedom to never work again, she finds joy in utilizing coupons while grocery shopping, appreciating the value of every little saving. Orman's commitment to financial prudence extends beyond her personal habits.
As a financial advisor, she emphasizes the significance of savings and retirement planning for individuals of all income levels. Recognizing that many Americans struggle to accumulate savings, Orman encourages everyone, regardless of their earnings, to prioritize retirement planning and start saving money, thereby fostering a more secure and prosperous future.
While most celebs dread being caught wearing the same outfit twice, the Princess of Wales has no problem whatsoever rocking the same look more than once, no matter how many times she's been photographed in it. It may seem very unroyal and the least expected thing to be done by a member of the blue-blooded family, but things have changed and so have future kings and queens.
For example, she's been seen in this elegant champagne-colored ensemble at three different events (2010, 2011, and 2012), only changing her shoes and accessories. How relatable! It's safe to say that she really likes that outfit, and rightfully so.
Tiffany Haddish grew up in foster care and got her big break only at 37. Because fame is relatively new to her, she often forgets that she's expected to behave a certain way so she does things that are not always expected from celebs and notable people.
She's such a lover of Groupons, that she caught the attention of the company and they offered her to be their sponsor. She has also made headlines for wearing a white Alexander McQueen gown on several occasions. In an interview, she explained "When I saw the receipt, I cried. The dress was $4,122! So I’m wearing it multiple f****** times."
The "pretty woman" and one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood once said in an interview, "I never had enough dresses to be a lady," quite shocking for someone who always looks super glamorous on the red carpet. You'd think she practically sleeps in an Oscar de la Renta gown.
Despite her busy schedule and being able to afford all the help she needs, Roberts actually makes an effort to do most of the "normal" activities we do, like tending to her garden, where she grows organic vegetables, knitting, and grocery shopping for her home.
Despite making obscene amounts of money over the years, Suze Orman, a best-selling author, continues to embrace the importance of wise financial choices. Surprisingly, even with the freedom to never work again, she finds joy in utilizing coupons while grocery shopping, appreciating the value of every little saving. Orman's commitment to financial sensibility extends beyond her personal habits.
As a financial advisor, she emphasizes the significance of savings and retirement planning for individuals of all income levels. Recognizing that many Americans struggle to have savings, she encourages everyone, regardless of their earnings, to prioritize retirement planning and start saving money.
Charlamagne Tha God
This renowned radio personality gained widespread recognition as the co-host of the widely syndicated radio program "The Breakfast Club.'" Despite his financial capability to indulge in luxury, he has a surprising affinity for Target, often frequented for his shopping needs. Sporting statement hoodies and T-shirts generously sent by his dedicated fans, the radio host embraces a down-to-earth style.
Interestingly, he admits to occasionally splurging on high-end items that he wouldn't typically buy, but with a clever twist. By leaving the price tags intact, he ensures the option of returning them the following day. This fascinating combination of relatability and savvy shopping tactics adds to his unique charm.
This A-list actor has the reputation of being one of the nicest people in Hollywood. It's practically impossible to find any negative rumors about him and he's one of the few people in the industry without a single scandal throughout his decades-long career.
One New York City Taxi driver attested to Hanks's down-to-earth personality after he snapped a picture with the actor and had a great conversation the whole ride, and when they arrived at his destination Hank wanted to take a picture with the driver because he liked his Ferrari Hat and T-shirt. Hanks called him 'Mr. Ferrari'.
Chrissy Teigen is definitely one of the most beloved personalities on Instagram, and she always "keeps it real" when it comes to everyday things. She was really candid about what it's really like after giving birth and being a new mom. She exposed her stretch marks, baby weight, and other relatable things nearly every mother experiences.
Teigen is also known for her very telling facial expressions that have become viral memes. It's pretty hard for her to hide her true emotions which is one of the things we really love about her. She is transparent and is not shy to express what she really feels and thinks making her one of our favorites on the list.
You may have heard the circulating rumor that Jennifer Lopez is one of the biggest divas in the industry, however, you'll be surprised to learn these few facts about her. She blames her reputation on discrimination in the entertainment industry. Stating that when a woman is adamant about certain things, she's labeled a 'diva', but when a man behaves in the same manner, then he's a 'boss'.
She insists that though she's now rich and famous, she's still "Jenny from the block". Lopez also took pride in a $26 pink lacy dress she wore on an episode of American Idol. Just like us, she loves finding cute pieces in the sales aisle.
With over a dozen Grammy nominations and four wins under his belt, he's not jaded by the spotlight. Ed Sheeran remains one of the most "normal" celebs out there, who seems to dress normally and is never seen being too provocative in any way.
He is never seen in extravagant clothes, or anything else flashy for that matter. Sheeran still hangs out with the same mates he grew up with, and he had no desire to move to Hollywood, as he purchased and renovated a farm near Framlingham, in England, his hometown. He has stated that he hopes to raise a family of his own there.
You probably wouldn't expect the highest-paid actress in the world in 2010 and 2012 to be spotted waiting in line to see a movie, just like us "normal" folks do, would you? Well, that is just how Stewart rolls. She likes to dress up sometimes, but other times she just wants to feel comfortable, and she has shown up to several red-carpet events wearing Vans, and Chuck Tailors.
Kristen is famous for being quite shy and uncomfortable in interviews and telling the paparazzi exactly how she feels about them (nothing nice so I'll just stop there). that way, they tend to leave her alone.
This modern-day beautiful Renaissance woman started her career as a YouTuber and became no less than a Hollywood star. She was one of the first black women to create and star in her own TV series, Insecure, which is based on her YouTube series Awkward Black Girl.
People who have been following her for years still can't believe their eyes when they see her on the red carpet. But despite all of the success she's been experiencing you still see her with the same old friends, but also with a few new and very famous ones as well.
A Reddit user shared an incredible encounter with Chris Pratt during a red-eye flight from LAX to Orlando, highlighting the actor's amiable nature. According to the testimony, Pratt graciously posed for pictures with everyone, delivering his down-to-earth demeanor. In a relatable twist, Pratt, like many individuals, grapples with weight management and the irresistible allure of indulgent treats.
Despite his superhero status in Hollywood, he finds it challenging to resist the temptation of carbs for extended periods. So, you see, even renowned figures struggle with dietary choices, succumbing to the allure of delectable chocolate cake and mouthwatering cookies.
Reese Witherspoon, known for her southern charm, unabashedly turns into a fan whenever she crosses paths with her idol, the legendary Dolly Parton. It's a delightful revelation that even an A-list actor of her caliber still feels genuine excitement when meeting fellow celebrities. Beyond the glitz and glamour of movie sets and red carpets, Witherspoon finds solace in simple pleasures.
She relishes cozy moments, curling up with a captivating book that transports her into different worlds. Additionally, her heart belongs to her beloved French Bulldog, with whom she shares an undeniable bond. Prioritizing her family, Witherspoon cherishes quality time spent with loved ones, cherishing the moments that truly matter.
While Ingvar Kamprad may not be a household name for many, he stands as one of the wealthiest individuals globally, courtesy of his brainchild, IKEA. Surprisingly, despite his vast fortune, Kamprad maintains a remarkably humble and unpretentious lifestyle. Refusing to succumb to the allure of lavish indulgences, this self-made billionaire perceives the compulsion to acquire expensive items as an undesirable habit.
Even with the means to own a private airline, Kamprad opts for thriftiness. He embraces the simplicity of secondhand clothing, remains loyal to his trusty 1993 Volvo, and willingly settles for economy-class flights. This understated approach to life further solidifies his reputation as a down-to-earth and grounded individual.
Often referred to by just one name, much like the iconic Madonna, this powerhouse singer surprises many with her grounded nature, far removed from the diva stereotype. Preferring a tranquil existence away from the relentless spotlight, she strives to provide a normal childhood for her son, cherishing the simple joys of life. However, despite her undeniable vocal prowess that captivates audiences worldwide, Adele divulged a candid secret on the Ellen DeGeneres show—she still battles stage fright.
In fact, as her success grows, her performance jitters intensify a revelation that humanizes her and reinforces the authenticity behind her soul-stirring voice. This admission only amplifies the respect and admiration for Adele's vulnerability and sheer talent.
From her days as a radio host to her role as the vibrant morning show host of The Wendy Williams Show, Wendy Williams exudes authenticity. Embracing relatable pleasures, she finds joy in everyday activities like grocery shopping and indulging in reality TV shows. Notably, her self-proclaimed foodie status is well-known to those who follow her show or social media presence.
Williams fearlessly discusses her weight struggles, baring her vulnerabilities and proving that behind the glitz and glamour, she remains a down-to-earth Jersey girl at heart. Her openness adds an endearing quality and shows that she goes through the same thing sus all humans do ( despite the money).
Sandra Bullock is a philanthropist who donates millions of dollars a year to charity. She adopted two children, and if that wasn't enough, she also has a great sense of humor. She actually showed up to claim her two Razzie Awards, an award for worst films and actors, and gave the audience one hell of an acceptance speech!
She also tries her best to raise her children to be humble and not expect things because they have money. We're sure that they'll grow up to be as cool and humble as she is, with values, hard-working ethos, and beautify talented like her.
Mila Kunis, along with her husband, the talented actor Ashton Kutcher, opted for a refreshingly frugal approach when it came to their wedding bands. Rather than succumbing to the high price tags of Tiffany and Co., the couple turned to Etsy for an alternative. Mila discovered rings that perfectly suited their tastes at a fraction of the cost, priced at just $100 each.
Embracing their down-to-earth nature, this choice exemplifies their practicality and unpretentiousness. Additionally, Mila's endearing quirks include her unabashed passion for Star Trek. Despite her husband's bemusement, she happily participates in fan gatherings, being genuine and enthentic. It's these unique traits that make her all the more relatable and adored by fans.
Selena Gomez, the child actress turned global superstar, humbly identifies herself as "just a regular girl from Texas." Despite her early start on the Disney Channel, she defies the stereotypical child star image. Grounded and down-to-earth, she owes much of it to her parents who have successfully kept her rooted in reality.
Like many of us, Gomez experiences the ebbs and flows of life, and she transparently shares her journey, acknowledging that her life isn't picture-perfect. She bravely opens up about her struggles with a chronic disease, candidly discusses her love life, and unapologetically indulges in her affection for junk food. This authenticity and relatability have endeared her to fans worldwide.
Bill Gates, the illustrious founder of Microsoft, is a name that needs no introduction. With his groundbreaking contributions, he has forever transformed the lives of people worldwide. Garnering immense wealth, Gates has harnessed his power primarily for benevolent purposes. He is renowned for his substantial philanthropic endeavors, generously donating a significant portion of his wealth to various charitable causes.
Moreover, his humility shines through even in his personal choices. Rumor has it that instead of succumbing to the allure of the most expensive timepieces, Gates finds contentment in a simple $10 watch. This understated preference further exemplifies his down-to-earth nature, reaffirming his reputation as a humble and remarkable individual.
Billie released her debut album "When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?" in 2019, and received great reviews from both critics and audiences. This, combined with the revenue from tours and from her second album, has put about 50$ million in her bank account.
Eilish could basically rent or buy any place she wants just for herself. But, the star actually decided to stay and live in her two-bedroom childhood home with her parents, as they help to keep her grounded. It's also a great way to save money and maintain a close and loving relationship with the old man.
Talented actress Keira Knightley has admitted that despite the fact she's worth over 80$ million, she gives herself an allowance. She vowed to never spend more than $50,000 a year. Allowances are usually something parents put in place in order to teach their children the value of money.
Some people also like to plan budgets in order to make sure they don't overspend and can put aside a sum of money each month. But, a star that has all the means in the world? It takes a lot of self-discipline to not spend all of that money in one place.
While most individuals would assume that billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk has no need for financial concern or frugality, his recent announcement has surprised many. Despite his staggering net worth of over $220 billion, Musk revealed his intention to sell off nearly all his possessions in 2020, aiming to embrace a simpler existence. In his view, material possessions only burden individuals, restricting their freedom and mobility.
This bold decision reflects Musk's unconventional mindset, emphasizing the value of experiences and personal growth over the accumulation of wealth and possessions. By shedding the trappings of excess, he aspires to lead a more unencumbered and fulfilling life.
Daniel Norris, the esteemed pitcher for the Detroit Tigers in Major League Baseball, stands out not just for his on-field talent but also for his remarkably modest lifestyle. Despite earning an estimated $1 million annually, Norris maintains frugality by spending a mere $500 per month.
When he's not honing his pitching skills, he finds solace in a humble abode—a 1978 Volkswagen Camper, affectionately named "Shaggy" in homage to the beloved Scooby-Doo character. This choice epitomizes his down-to-earth approach and serves as a testament to his commitment to a simple existence.
While it's common for affluent individuals to revel in their wealth, not everyone conforms to this stereotype. Rob Gronkowski, the esteemed player of the New England Patriots, defies expectations by openly admitting that he only spends the money he earns from marketing endeavors, keeping his NFL earnings untouched.
Affectionately known by his nickname Gronk, he aptly titled his revealing book "It's Good to Be Gronk," capturing his lighthearted and down-to-earth persona. Gronkowski's unassuming approach to his finances sets him apart, demonstrating that true fulfillment extends beyond material indulgences. His candidness provides a refreshing perspective in a world often driven by extravagance.
Queen Elizabeth II
With a fortune exceeding $530 million and a palace boasting a staggering 700 rooms, it's surprising to discover that the late queen's lifestyle wasn't as extravagant as one might assume. Rather than dwelling in opulence, she adopted a surprisingly modest approach. Focusing on practicality and resource conservation, she limited her usage to just six rooms, demonstrating a conscious effort to save both money and resources.
Even more commendable was her commitment to environmental sustainability. She staunchly supported recycling, leading by example as she repurposed old bedsheets into cushion covers. This humble and eco-conscious mindset showcased the queen's admirable qualities and her dedication to responsible living.
Michelle Obama first came into our lives in 2008, when her husband Barack Obama became the president of the United States. Since then, the former first lady became an icon in and of herself. Despite being worth over 40$ million, she likes shopping at Target just like the rest of us.
Even though she has her own fashion designer available at any given time, she likes to sport outfits from affordable brands like H&M. She has admitted that finding a great item at a large discount still excites her and nothing is more comporting than spending a couple of hours with her girls at the mall.
Bethenny Frankel, the renowned reality star of "The Real Housewives of New York City," amassed her fortune through the sale of innovative cocktails. Her brand, crafted to aid in weight loss, propelled her success. Despite her impressive net worth of around $80 million, Frankel remains mindful of her fashion expenditures. Clothes hold a special place in her heart, but she diligently watches her fashion budget.
Seeking the thrill of unique finds, she turns to eBay.com, scouring the platform for rare and coveted pieces. This relatable approach to fashion showcases Frankel's practicality and demonstrates that even those with substantial wealth can appreciate the value of a good deal.
Anthony Anderson, the familiar face from the hit sitcom "Black-ish," has a character on-screen who loves shopping for shoes. However, in real life, Anderson adopts a more moderate approach to his spending habits. Raised by middle-class parents, he gleaned valuable lessons about the importance of financial prudence. Despite his ability to splurge on the latest cars or lavish homes, Anderson remains uninterested in such displays of wealth.
Instead, he prioritizes saving for the future, recognizing the significance of ensuring his financial security for the entirety of his lifetime. This thoughtful and forward-thinking mindset showcases Anderson's grounded nature and his commitment to long-term financial stability.
Boon sadly passed away in 2019, after living a full fulfilling life of 91 years. He was the chair of the hedge fund BP Capital Management. In 2o16, his net worth was estimated at around $500 million. During his lifetime, he was a big advocate for Renewable energy.
Despite having had enough money to pay the highest electricity bill imaginable, he always made sure to turn off the light when he left a room. He told that he was a little boy, his grandmother instilled in him the habit of making sure the light are off.
Teri Hatcher competed with many other actresses in order to score the lead role in 2004's "Desperate Housewives." It ended up becoming one of her most iconic roles. The actress found abundance as well as professional fulfillment, and it is believed she has about $50 million in her bank account.
Still, she likes to save her money and she won't buy a new car until the old one is completely done with. She also enjoys baking for her daughter’s school, even though she could probably afford the priciest of pastries, the most eye-popping decorated cupcakes, and the biggest cookies any store could offer.
Willard Mitt Romney, a prominent politician known for his stint as the governor of Massachusetts and his presidential run against Barack Obama in 2012, hails from a family of significant wealth. However, Romney's privileged upbringing hasn't made him oblivious to the value of a dollar. Demonstrating his down-to-earth nature, he opts for practical choices when it comes to his personal expenses.
Rather than splurging on high-end golf clubs, he purchases them from Kmart, highlighting his frugal approach. Furthermore, despite having abundant financial resources, Romney takes a hands-on approach to home renovations, preferring to tackle the projects himself rather than hiring professionals. This modest attitude reflects Romney's practicality and grounded perspective.
Conan Christopher O'Brien earns a salary of $12 million for his show, and his total wealth measures at about $150 million. If you feel like this guy has been there ever since you remember yourself, that is because he has over 25 years of talk-show hosting experience. He can afford to buy a garage full of luxury cars, yet this funny man doesn't really care about that.
He still drives the same car, a last-century Ford Taurus, and he loves it so much that he even featured it on his show. It's funny how people who have little money, want great big expensive things and those who have a load fo it, prefer a 1992 old car. Go figure.
Peter Dinklage, renowned for his iconic portrayal of Tyrion Lannister in HBO's "Game of Thrones," enjoyed nearly a decade of success with the show, earning an impressive $25 million along the way. Garnering accolades including an Emmy and a Golden Globe, he solidified his status as a talented actor. Despite his fame and fortune, Dinklage leads a refreshingly modest life in New York.
He maintains his down-to-earth approach by driving a Volvo and tending to his own garden, embodying a grounded perspective amidst the glitz and glamour of the entertainment industry. This understated lifestyle serves as a testament to Dinklage's humility and appreciation for the simple joys in life.
Tiffani-Amber Thiessen, a familiar face from the 80s and 90s, captured our hearts with her roles as Kelly Kapowski in "Saved by the Bell" and Valerie Malone in "Beverly Hills, 90210." More recently, she delighted audiences as Lori in the Netflix series "Alexa & Katie" from 2018 to 2020.
In her downtime from acting, Thiessen embraces a relatable lifestyle akin to the rest of us. She finds joy in scouring discount shops and shopping at Old Navy for stylish finds. After all, who can resist the allure of a good sale? Thiessen's down-to-earth approach and love for a bargain resonate with many of her fans.
This British actor used to break hearts when he was younger, most notably starring as the romantic lead in films like "Notting Hill" and "Bridget Jones's Diary." You may have forgotten about him, but he sure made enough money for an entire lifetime during the late 90s and early 00s.
He found a creative way to save money — he spent a few years pretending to be his own agent. Agents cost a lot of money, so not having one for four years can be very economical. The only reason he stopped is that he ended up getting caught.