The word celebrity naturally associates flamboyant lifestyles, glamorous houses, expensive cars, and more. Yeah, this happens, but you will not believe how many celebrities live their lives just like normal people.
Not all stars live a lavish lifestyle, some are down to earth and practically live below their means. Some simply have a thrifty mindset that makes them opt for a very low-key lifestyle despite the millions in their bank accounts.
It is sometimes said that the best way to make sure you don't lose all your money and go bankrupt is to live within or below your means. To prove to you that some stars live minimally, we searched out some of the richest celebrities, most well-known in their industries who have adopted a low-key lifestyle. These stars do not allow success in their careers and massive wealth to determine how they live.
Mark is the CEO of Facebook. His net worth is estimated to be $77.6 billion, but his wealth and status do not in any way determine how he lives.
Zuckerberg only spent $7 million on his home in Palo Alto, California, a simple and comfortable house that he shares with his wife Pricilla Chan and two children. The value of his house may be high to normal people, but not compared to his status.
His dress sense doesn't in any way show a lavish lifestyle. Most times, he is seen out in low-key shorts and T-shirts. Mark even had a very simple wedding in the back garden of their Palo Alto home.
According to a report from Business Insider UK, Zuckerberg plans to dispose of anything that reflects too much affluence. He plans to donate 99% of his Facebook shares during his lifetime. The report stated that in 2014, the CEO sold off his $30,000 Acura for a simple Volkswagen hatchback.
Warren is a wealthy investor with a net worth of $82 billion, according to Celebrity Net worth. His frugal lifestyle is shown in the house he lives in. Warren still lives in the same house he purchased way back in 1958. The Oracle of Omaha has his house in the quiet neighborhood in his native Omaha, Nebraska which cost him $652,619, estimated to be about 0.001 percent of his net worth. It is 6,570 square feet, with five bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.
When the billionaire was asked why he was not interested in moving into a luxurious home, he said he is happy living there and would move if he thinks he would be happier in another place.
Via: Showbiz Cheat Sheet
The Duchess of Cambridge has not allowed her royal status to take her away from her background since she married Prince Williams. She has been spotted repeating the same clothes a few times. Kate has also impacted her frugal lifestyle on her children. The Mirror reported that Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis were often spotted wearing low-key clothes.
Before she married into the royal family, she sold party supplies for the family business and later took a part-time job as an accessories buyer with U.K retailer Jigsaw.
Via: Hello Magazine
Julia is one of the most successful and popular Hollywood actresses. The Oscar-award winning actress lives a simple life, always dresses in modest outfits, grows vegetables in her garden and prefers to prepare meals by herself.
Via: Napa Valley Register
It is very hard to believe that Lady Gaga, who is noted for extravagance, lives a frugal lifestyle. Her flamboyance is only on stage, outside the stage, she is a different person. She wears simple outfits that she buys on sale. She once asked in a Twitter post, "why do people look at me like I am crazy." She went on to explain that she lives a normal life and even uses coupons at grocery stores. She likes cooking for herself and still rents the old studio apartment she had before becoming a star.
Gaga said she didn't get into the entertainment business for the money because money doesn't buy happiness.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Via: Monsters and Critics
This power couple lives a simple life, though their net worth is estimated to be $91 million. They live in a simply beautiful home which costs not so much compared to their worth.
Their home is in Bedford, N.J, with a garden, formal living and dining rooms, and a library. It cost them $2.3 million to acquire this house.
Mathew is an Oscar Award winner who believes in the low-key life. He started his life as a single man living in a trailer. After he made his first millions in acting, he was still living in his trailer house.
He purchased the 2004 Airstream trailer some years ago, renovated it and stationed it along the coastline in Santa Monica.
Via: CBS Local
Jack is a musician that believes in a modest living. This can be seen in the type of house he lives in. It is a Michigan home that formerly belongs to George Nelson, which he purchased for $510,000 just a fraction compared to his net worth of $45 million.
According to a report from The New Yorker, he plans to use his Kalamazoo, Nashville home as a writing retreat.
The Lord of the Rings star Elijah Wood is one celebrity that has proved that it is possible to be wealthy and still live like normal people. He traded his glamorous mansion in Santa Monica, California for a modest home in Austin, Texas. It cost him just $698,750 to get this house, which is a little compared to his $30 million net worth.
His choice for Austin is in pursuit of his love for music, which Austin has in diverse ways.
Via: Marie Claire
Christina is a successful actress, but despite her wealth, she still lives a modest lifestyle compared to her $18 million net worth. She lived in her home in Los Angeles until 2014 when she moved to New York City. She purchased her 1,891 square-foot home for $1,505,000 which isn't very high by Hollywood standards.
In their frugal lifestyle, these celebrities have only one point to prove, being that life is not about how much money you have but how well and happy you live.