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10 Famous Millionaires That Live Just Like Us and You

When we think about a celebrity’s life, we imagine huge mansions, fancy restaurants, luxury cars, and expensive clothes. For some celebrities, this is true. But others, despite the millions of dollars they have, still lead very ordinary lives. They all have different reasons for this, but they all are very careful about spending money.

We at Bright Side were shocked when we were preparing this article. And we still don’t have a solid opinion about this. Should people use the money that their popularity gives them or should they act like regular people?


The singer, whose name is in the Guinness Book of World Records for her achievements in music, has a very simple lifestyle. No expensive dresses, no photos from boats or private beaches. The singer is raising a son, after she divorced Simon Konecki, and continues to produce great songs for her fans.

Tyra Banks

The ex-supermodel, and founder of America’s Next Top Model, despite her impressive bank account, says this about herself, “I’ll ask my accountant if I can afford something, and he’ll say, ’What are you talking about?’”

She thinks it is okay to eat fast food at the nearest diner, and instead of an expensive tablet, she uses regular paper notebooks for her work. She also takes soap and shampoos from the hotels she stays at. Some of her colleagues judge her for this attitude, but we think that everyone has the right to do whatever they want with the money they have.

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis know how to use their money properly. They had very poor childhoods and they know how to be smart with money. They also teach their children the same thing. The money their children were supposed to inherit, will go straight to a charity foundation.

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard

The actress and her famous husband are famous for being quite thrifty. They have around $18 million, but they only spent $140 on their own wedding. And Kristen says that she and her husband are not ashamed of this.

Tobey Maguire

Tobey Maguire is a famous actor who played the role of Spider-Man. He grew up in a poor family. It had a huge influence on his personality, and despite the fact that he has a lot of money now, he and his family live on a small estate and he invests his finances into different stocks. Tobey says that he doesn’t want to spend all of his money while he is still young and has to beg producers for roles when he is old. He can earn money now and have enough for his whole life and the lives of his children.

Renée Zellweger

Just like Tobey Maguire, Renée Zellweger grew up in a poor family and she knows how hard it is to earn money. When she was young, she worked as a waitress and it made a huge impact on how she treats money. She doesn’t like to buy expensive clothes, she keeps track of discounts and good offers, and tries to use very little electricity at home. But she donates quite a lot of money to charity.

Sarah Michelle Gellar

The actress is not embarrassed by the fact that she is thrifty, but together with her husband, Freddie Prinze, Jr., they make big charity donations, “I started because my mother taught me a long time ago that even when you have nothing, there are ways to give back. So, I think if I spend just a little money on food for the starving, the world will become a bit better.”

Bill Murray

Even though he has millions of dollars, Bill Murray definitely doesn’t spend lots of money on cars or shopping, and he doesn’t even have an agent. If you want to offer him a role, you can call him personally. This and many other things (for example, he might just come to a wedding party he wasn’t invited to or start selling tickets to baseball games) make the actor really “different” from anyone else.

Robert Pattinson

Robert Pattinson is one of the most popular actors and it seems that he could probably afford anything. But he still lives a simple life — he doesn’t really show up at parties or eat at expensive restaurants. But you can definitely see him on the subway or at a regular cafe.

Also, Rob wears very simple clothes and he doesn’t really like big, important events.

Mark Zuckerberg

The founder of Facebook and his family lead a simple lifestyle despite the fact that Mark is one of the 5 richest people in the world. A lot of his money he donates to The Giving Pledge and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative that he and his wife founded.

The millionaire prefers driving inexpensive cars and recently they were seen at Costco (a store famous for its low prices) where they were looking for something for their home. By the way, Zuckerberg said that nobody deserves to have this much money. He thinks that people should be awarded for doing something good, but it is pointless to just save so much money.

What is your opinion about this?

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