Others just want to live their lives like everyone else, the “regular people,” who do their own shopping, visit parks with their kids, and explore cities without the accompaniment of a slew of bodyguards. Not every celebrity needs to drive the fanciest car or live in a mansion. Money does not have to change how a person chooses to live.
Here are 7 examples of celebrities living happy, humble lives:
1. Julia Roberts:
America’s Sweetheart, with more than 50 films on her resume, many of them big hits, is extremely famous. Although she is worth more than $140 million, she still shops in consignment shops and hunts for bargains. Julia has been seen carrying her own grocery bags while pushing her kids in a stroller, demonstrating frugal habits and living simply.
2. Keanu Reeves:
After a rough childhood, with plenty of moving around with his mother, Keanu now has several famous movies to his credit. With a net worth of about $360 million, Keanu still lives quite simply, in a modest house in the Hollywood area. He has been spotted relaxing at lunch time, enjoying a quiet meal on a park bench. In addition, he has even donated his fees to workers on his movie sets as an act of generosity.
3. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher:
As one of Hollywood’s power couples, Ashton and Mila have many big films to their credit. Not only did they both star in the smash TV hit, That 70s Show, they have also both starred in movies. Together they are worth more than $140 million, yet live humbly and simply, and intend to raise their children as if they were poor.
4. Jennifer Lawrence:
Despite immense success with the Hunger Games, Jennifer Lawrence is now worth around $60 million and still in her mid-twenties. Jennifer lives simply, in the same apartment as before she won an Academy Award. Even as the highest-paid actress in 2015, she drives a Chevy Volt and shops in regular stores. Perhaps it is the girl-next-door appeal that earns her so many fans.
5. Sarah Jessica Parker:
Although probably best known for her role as the extravagant Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City, Sarah Jessica Parker in real life is pretty far removed from that image. Today, the actress, worth over $100 million, lives a simple life in Greenwich Village with her husband and three kids. She makes solid financial choices to protect her fortune and prefers to live simply.
6. Eva Longoria:
Her most famous character, Gabrielle Solis from Desperate Housewives, was hardly frugal, but Eva in real life chooses to live a less glamorous lifestyle. Proud of coming from a simple lifestyle, this actress doesn’t let her $35 million net worth interfere with the joys of simple living.
7. Zooey Deschanel:
This “New Girl” isn’t easily swayed by a swanky lifestyle. She enjoys a simple life, with simple pleasures. You will rarely find her posing as a fashionista, despite her net worth of $18 million. She may not be the richest star, but she has a long way to go and her frugal habits and good investments will help keep her moving upward.
In closing, just because someone is a celebrity doesn’t mean they must live a lavish lifestyle. Plenty of happiness comes from focusing on family and friends, and being frugal. When a big star lives like an average person, they not only retain their riches more easily, but appear to be more approachable and real than their extravagant counterparts.