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10 Celebrities Who Chose to Stay Away From Luxury Despite Their Wealth and Status

We all love Hollywood stars for their incredible talent. However, some celebrities are known to become arrogant and full of pride over time. Earning millions, they spend their money on yachts, mansions, and even entire islands. But there are also celebs who prefer to stay away from luxury and it’s those very people that we’re going to talk about in our article.

Bright Side is going to tell you about some very talented and wealthy people who choose to have a more modest lifestyle.

1. Mick Jagger

Here is what Mick Jagger says about wealth: “Those of us brought up in the ’50s were taught to be frugal. We don’t like throwing computers away as soon as they don’t work — apart from out the window in frustration. We like cars to be repaired instead of junked. We’re not brought up like Puff Daddy to be taking 30 free-loading friends to the south of France and spend hundreds of thousands of pounds on crystal. The truth is, most English people, whether they’re rich or not so rich, just don’t behave like that.”

2. Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo and his family live in the northern part of New York state, in a small city called Callicoon. The actor decided to raise his kids in a quiet, calm place and says, “It’s pretty much a blue-collar community, a farming community. I wanted my children to have that experience.” He also likes the fact that he’s treated like everyone else in Callicoon — no favoritism or anything like that.

3. Shailene Woodley

This charming girl is both practical and down-to-earth. At the age of 10, the future celebrity worked as a babysitter and tried to earn her own money for traveling with friends and visiting the movies. Woodley considers this experience an important step to growing up. “It helped me as a young person with my sense of freedom. It wasn’t that I ever felt like I needed a lot of money,” the actress said. Woodley gives preference to traveling and gaining new experiences rather than buying brand-name clothes and visiting expensive restaurants.

4. Ed Sheeran

The singer likes to wear comfortable, simple clothes in his everyday life and on stage. He appears in jeans, T-shirts, and tennis shoes on huge stages. Once, Sheeran bought 200 DVDs on Amazon during a sale. He even uses taxis and rides the metro in Los Angeles and London.

5. Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria has nothing in common with her character from Desperate Housewives, Gabrielle. This girl from Texas grew up alongside her 3 sisters on a ranch. Sometimes, the family had to go without AC or heating so that the girls could attend various activities and events. Longoria likes to spend time with people who are interested in more than just movies and television. She considers Hollywood to be an isolated world that makes people lose touch with reality. Hollywood is primarily a job for Longoria.

6. Eva Mendes and Ryan Gosling

This famous couple doesn’t like to speak about their personal life and they don’t show their feelings in public. They can easily refuse to walk on the red carpet and stay at home instead. Both Mendez and Gosling try to protect their kids from the public and don’t have big celebrations and invite celebrities over on their kids’ birthdays. It’s their parents who help them with raising their kids, not specially trained nannies.

7. Ashley Greene

“I’m lucky because my dad taught me to be frugal and save. And that’s important because I want to know that I don’t have to take an acting job for 2 or 3 years if I don’t want to and that I’ll still be able to make my house and car payments and buy food for my dogs.” That’s what the star of Twilight says about her life position.

8. Warren Buffett

One of the richest people in the world, billionaire Warren Buffett, lives in a house that he bought in 1957 located in Omaha, Nebraska. Buffett often visits fast-food restaurants, drinks 5 cans of Coke every day, plays bridge with his friend Bill Gates, and likes to play the ukulele. He’s very generous and donates huge amounts of money to charities, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

9. Isabel Lucas

“I like to keep relatively separate from the buzz and keep grounded,” reveals Isabel Lucas. The girl protects her personal life from others. Lucas opts for simple things and can often be seen makeup-free. Lucas also travels around the world to draw attention to environmental issues.

10. Dave Grohl

The rock musician, songwriter, and ex-drummer of Nirvana, Dave Grohl, does what he likes and works for pleasure, not thinking about how to earn a lot of money. Though Grohl can afford any vehicle, he opted for a simple family car.

What do you think about celebrities’ modest lifestyles? Can you recall other famous people who can be added to our list? Please write about them in the comments!