If we were to get a few million dollars in our bank accounts, we would probably upgrade anything and everything in our life. Rarely, anyone would choose to keep their thrifty habits. When you get rich, not letting the money go to your head is quite admirable. And some people who are more than rich have continued living their humble lifestyles despite all of that pressure to spend, spend, spend!
Here are 7 of the most remarkable examples of people who chose to live a simple life, despite their net worth, compiled by Tiphero.
1. Keanu Reeves
The 53-year-old actor whose net worth is $350 million is reportedly an unpretentious and humble man who donates a lot of his money to leukemia research. The John Wick actor rides the subway and lives, not in a luxurious mansion like most rich people, but in a 2-bedroom home.
2. Warren Buffett
The 87-year-old business magnate is worth 84.2 million dollars. However, the most successful investor in the world according to some is still living in the 5 bedroom house he bought for $30,000 in 1958, in Omaha, Nebraska.
3. Julia Roberts
The Oscar-winning actress whose net worth is $140 million is apparently a down-to-ear person who loves working in her organic vegetable garden while wearing old shoes. The Pretty Woman actress loves wearing mom jeans and vintage cowboy boots, proving that she is surprisingly low-maintenance.
4. Daniel Day-Lewis
The 50-year-old actor whose net worth is 50 million dollars doesn’t live in Hollywood like other big names in the movie industry do. The Gangs of New York actor lives in rural Ireland and plays the fiddle in his free time. According to his spokesperson, Daniel wants to quit acting to become a cobbler.
5. Russell Crowe
The 53-year-old actor whose net worth is 75 million dollars would rather spend time on his 1,400-acre Australian ranch rather than acting in movies. In a 2015 interview with CBS Sunday Morning, Crowe made that truth crystal clear. “Here’s the thing mate: “I’m not from Hollywood,” the actor asserts. “I go there to work. But it’s all made up.”
6. Kristen Bell
The Good Place actress is worth 20 million dollars but she is not willing to spend it. In an interview with talk show host, Conan O’Brien the 37-year-old actress said that she even stole her neighbor’s mail so she can get store coupons.
7. Ingvar Kamprad
The owner of IKEA, the Swedish retail company specializing in furniture, has a fortune of 46.8 billion dollars but prefers to wear second-hand clothing bought at flea markets. The 91-year-old business magnate only cuts his hair when visiting developing countries to save cash. Oh, yeah. He also recycles tea bags.