Many people think that a large fortune is associated with a life of huge mansions, luxury cars, and other signs of wealth. However, money doesn’t always change you.
To prove this, WeGoRo will tell you about 12 celebrities who have a very thrifty mindset, despite the millions in their bank accounts.
"I am very thankful for my good fortune, but one of my biggest fears is that I could lose it all," said Halle. Like any ordinary housewife, she buys groceries with her kid. One of the highest-paid black actresses in Hollywood uses public transport and considers this habit absolutely normal.
The Duchess of Cambridge prefers to wear simple yet elegant dresses not only in ordinary life but also when attending social events. She is considered to be one of the first celebrities who started wearing mass-market clothes and had no qualms about it. Kate broke protocol several times by wearing the same dress more than once. This attitude adds extra points to her popularity level.
It’s hard to believe, but Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey used to live in a trailer — even after he made his first millions acting in romantic comedies. He said that his trailer was all about the minimalism in life, which is the best anti-stress weapon because a big house demands a lot of attention and energy.
Sarah Jessica Parker’s clothes in real life are nothing like her Sex and the City character’s frocks — she prefers simple yet comfortable outfits. She also believes in a modest upbringing for her kids.
"He only wears hand-me-downs because I’ve got all these older nephews. Plus, my mother saved all my brothers’ clothes. I don’t think I’ve ever bought him any clothes. Maybe a new winter coat. I do buy him shoes because everybody’s feet are different," the star says.
One of the world’s favorite actors has no worries about his income from movie projects. Keanu gave away almost 85% of his earnings from The Matrix to the special effects and costume design team. "Money is the last thing I think about. I could live on what I have already made for the next few centuries," he said in an interview.
Very often he can be seen using public transport, buying clothes in the sales, or resting on a park bench rather than in a luxurious restaurant.
"I never had enough dresses to be a lady," Julia says. One of the most successful and popular actresses in Hollywood enjoys modest outfits, grows organic vegetables in her garden, and knits clothes for her kids. In an interview, she once revealed that her favorite hair treatment was just a simple shampoo from a hotel.
Rumor has it that celebrities spend enormous sums of money buying clothes for different social events. J.Lo debunked this myth by wearing a $26 lacy dress on an episode of American Idol. Interestingly, this was not the only example of the singer’s thrifty mindset in her choice of clothes. According to Forbes, her fortune is almost $34 billion.
Uruguay’s ex-ruler is often called the “poorest president.“ Jose Mujica refused to live in the official residence and moved to a farm with his wife; there he grows flowers for sale. The ex-president donates 90% of his $12,000 salary to charity funds. ”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 more and more," he says.
A star of the ’90s, Tori Spelling sold her big house several years ago and moved to a bungalow. Tori grows organic vegetables and fruits for her family in the garden. She strongly believes that there’s no better place to raise her 5 children. Tori and her animal-loving family have a chicken named Coco and a mini-pig named Nutmeg.
The IKEA founder firmly stays among the richest people on the planet. He prefers economy class flights, buys secondhand clothes, and drives a 1993 Volvo. Some people call him "Mr. Scrooge" for his extremely frugal lifestyle. However, this self-made billionaire considers the need to buy expensive things a bad habit.
In 2012, the famous writer’s fortune exceeded $1 billion, but later a large part was donated to her charity funds. "Many parts of my life are perfectly ordinary, one could even call it boring, but that’s what I like about it," J.K. Rowling said. She uses her husband’s last name in her private life, wears simple clothes, and tries to separate her fame from her everyday routine.
Lady Gaga’s image has become a synonym for “extravagant,“ but only on stage. In real life, she wears simple conventional outfits that she sometimes buys in the sales. ”Why do people look at me like I’m crazy when I use coupons at grocery or try bargaining at retail?" she posted on her twitter account. She’s fond of cooking — pizza, pasta, and ravioli are among her favorite dishes.