Hidden Wealth: Celebrities Who Live Modest Lives Despite Their Fortune

By Krystal Brown

While we often hear about celebrities who recklessly squander their wealth on extravagant purchases, such as lavish cars, mansions, and opulent weddings, there exists a group of celebrities who remain grounded and live within their means. Despite having the means to indulge excessively and flaunt their riches, they choose to live unassumingly. In this article, we present a list of exceptionally wealthy celebrities who opt for a lifestyle akin to that of everyday individuals.

Teri Hatcher 

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The “Desperate Housewives” actress is on the record for keeping her cars until they have at least 100,000 miles. Not only that but she has also baked for her daughter’s school during celebrations instead of buying treats to take in. She might have a net worth of $50 million, but she doesn’t show it and is very humble. 

Warren Buffett

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Even though he is now in his 90s, the Oracle of Omaha continues to be the chairman and CEO for Berkshire Hathaway. Warren is nearly at the top of the net worth lis, and he is a member of the elite 12-figure club. It is alleged that his personal fortune is $110 billion. However, he lives a very plain lifestyle. He even lives in the same house he has owned since 1958. Warren said, “For the $31,500 I paid for our house, my family and I gained 52 years of terrific memories, with more to come.” 

Jennifer Lawrence 

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We all know and love Jennifer Lawrence, and for good reason. She is hilarious, and has also starred in some great movies. However, Jennifer continued to live in her parents condominium even whilst she was earning eight figures. She said, “I think it would be very bizarre to live in a big mansion by myself.” 

Mark Zuckerberg

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Mark Zuckerberg is the founder of Facebook, and even though you might not think this is what rich people do, he has been seen to be driving around an Acura which is only valued at $30,000. He also wears plain and simple outfits like jeans and a t-shirt every single day, even though he has a net worth of more than $36 billion. 

Boone Pickens 

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Known as a savvy businessman and legendary tightwad, T. Boone Pickens has taken a detour in a conference room to turn the light off on his way out. He thanks his grandmother for instilling this habit by saying that she told him that if he didn’t turn the light off, she would give him the light bill and expect him to pay it. He is one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $950 million. 

Sarah Jessica Parker 

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Sarah is best known for her role in “Sex and the City” and she began her career in a very rags-to-riches kind of way. She was born into a family of eight other children who spent most of their time on welfare. She has continued to remain frugal through her life even though she has a $200 million fortune. Jessica has also been passing on hre habits to her children, for example, she dresses her son in clothes that have been handed down by other family members. 

Tyra Banks 

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The model, actress, author and host of “America’s Next Top Model” and “Dancing with the Stars” lives very modestly. She saved money by collecting soap, shampoo and conditioner from hotel rooms and eating leftover food from the previous day. Her net worth is estimated at $90 million.  

Tiffany Haddish

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As someone who has experienced homelessness, Tiffany still lives frugally, and in 2017, she told People that she drives a Honda, uses Groupons and still has knock-off designer items. She said, “I’m probably going to be cheap with my money for a long time. You know I’ve been homeless so it’s like, ‘Yeah it’s here now but will it be here in five years?’ I don’t know.” 

Sarah Michelle Gellar

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The star from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” is known to go grocery shopping at Whole Foods Market. However, she has stated that when she’s there, she only buys what items are on sale. She also said that she brings her own bags because she gets a discount for it. She has a net worth of $30 million. 

Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis 

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One of the most well known and most loved celebrity couples in Hollywood, we are also beginning to learn more about their frugal ways. They keep their children grounded by passing on these habits, and this includes not going overboard on Christmas presents for their children. Mila told Entertainment Tongith that her parents would limit themselves to one gift for their child. They have a total fortune of $275 million. 

Michelle Obama

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Michelle is known to have paid for her own clothes whilst in the White House, and many of these gowns were donated by the designers. When she shops for herself, she usually only goes to the stores that have the most reasonable prices. On NBC, she said that she sported a $35 dress from a fast-fashion retailer (H&M). Now that she is away from the limelight and is more settled into her personal and private life, she has a net worth of $70 million. 

Kristen Bell 

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We always hear about celebrities that really went wild with their wedding, and spent a lot of money. However, Kristen and her husband, Dax Shepard got married in a courthouse. This cost a total of $142. Kristen has also said that she is a regular coupon clipper. 

Kate Middleton 

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We know that Kate is well known for wearing the same outfit during different events. This is something that most of us might find reasonable, however, in the celebrity world, it is uncommon to see the same outfit twice. It is thought that Kate picked up her frugal habits from the queen. Her estimated net worth is $10 millon. 

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