7 Down-to-Earth Celebrities Who Know How to Keep Life Simple
These down-to-earth celebrities stay focused on the important things in life: health and family. They choose to live a simple life instead of a lavish one.
While most are worth millions, if not billions, these down-to-earth celebrities have decided that the shiniest luxuries aren’t always the most important things in life. Many live in homes that are considered very modest compared to their income. Others drive older model cars, do their own grocery shopping, and spend as much time as possible on their front porch with a good book.
Many of these “simple” lives may be extravagant compared to non-celebrity lives, but it’s nice to know that there are some who haven’t forgotten humble beginnings. Not to mention, that the 10 celebrities we have chosen to list also are known for their charitable giving of both their time and their resources!
1. Sir Paul McCartney and Nancy Shevell
Sir Paul and his wife choose to live what has been described as “frugally”. Going so far as to have his daughter attend a state school over a private institution.
2. Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker
After a financially difficult childhood, actors Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick choose to lead what some may call a “penny-pincher” lifestyle. One of the ways the family saves money is by having their son wear his cousins’ hand-me-downs instead of new purchases.
SJP says, “My friends know me so well, and they know how terrified I am of being broke, and they think it is hilarious and humorous.”
3. Vincent Kartheiser and Alexis Bedel
These Mad Men and Gilmore Girls actors keep life very simple. They live in Vincent’s tasteful but unassuming 1 bedroom apartment in NYC.
4. Ingvar Kamprad
Not only does the founder of IKEA take his time locating inexpensive options for his buyers but his personal home is full of this billionaire’s own products.
5. Keanu Reeves
Well-known actor, Keanu Reeves is just as recognized for his simple lifestyle as his movies. Often caught taking public transportation, he lives in a modest apartment choosing not to own a Hollywood home and is a fan of “Mom and Pop” take-out restaurants.
6. Jay Leno
Jay Leno has been interviewed countless times about how he budgets his finances. According to multiple interviews, Jay has alway held two jobs. One job for paying the bills and the other for savings. When he landed The Tonight Show he apparently didn’t stop his pattern and continued to live off of his stand-up comedy earnings, banking all the income from the show.
7. Carrie Underwood
Singer/Actor Carrie Underwood has always worked hard to keep true to her roots and not let “celebrity” dictate her decisions. Preferring the quiet country to the city, she has a beautiful but reasonable home that she enjoys with her new son. When asked what she carries in her makeup bag: “To be honest, whatever I can grab at a Walgreens is enough for me. I love drugstore makeup. I honestly don’t think theres anything in my bag that’s expensive,” she says.
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