8 uber-rich celebs with frugal lifestyle habits

Published: July 24, 2017
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Leonardo Dicaprio High Resolution - WallMaya.com Leonardo Dicaprio High Resolution - WallMaya.com PHOTO: POPLYFE In this July 30, 2016 photo, Amancio Ortega Gaona, founding shareholder of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops, walks during the Casas Novas International Jumping Show in Arteixo, A Coruña, in the Galicia region of northwest Spain. David Cheriton, founder of Arista Networks, with a data-routing switch in Santa Clara, Calif., Oct. 21, 2011. Microsoft founder Bill Gates arrives to play table tennis during the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska, May 7, 2017. Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., waves after the morning session during the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 13, 2017. Azim Premji, Chairman of Wipro, during press conference on 4th Quarter result at Wipro head quarter in Bangalore, April 1, 2009. PHOTO: THE MONEY FAM PHOTO: IMDB

Frugality goes a long way and wealth is accumulated not merely by hefty paychecks but also by adopting lifestyle habits that ensure careful use of money. Compiled from Time, here is a list of millionaires and billionaires with distinctive frugal habits!

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1) Mark Zuckerberg does not drive ostentatious cars

Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., waves after the morning session during the Allen & Co. conference in Sun Valley, Idaho, on July 13, 2017.

Zuckerberg is rich enough to buy a Ferrari each day of the month, yet this Facebook founder drives an ordinary Volkswagon GTI with manual transmission. He is not frugal only about his cars but his entire lifestyle, the genius wedded his longtime girlfriend Priscilla Chan in the couple’s backyard and were seen eating McDonald’s during their 2012 honeymoon.

2) Bill Gates does the dishes at home

Microsoft founder Bill Gates arrives to play table tennis during the Berkshire Hathaway annual meeting weekend in Omaha, Nebraska, May 7, 2017.

Not only is this Microsoft owner conservative with money, he is humble and simple when it comes to mundane lifestyle habits.  The billionaire a $10 watch and washes dishes at home for his family.

3) Amancio Ortega, founder of Zara and many other brands, eats lunch with employees in the Zara cafeteria

In this July 30, 2016 photo, Amancio Ortega Gaona, founding shareholder of Inditex fashion group, best known for its chain of Zara clothing and accessories retail shops, walks during the Casas Novas International Jumping Show in Arteixo, A Coruña, in the Galicia region of northwest Spain.

This tycoon from the fashion industry who founded the Spanish multinational clothing conglomerate Inditex lives in a an apartment humble for his socio-economic class, frequents the local coffee shop, wears a white shirt and a blue blazer every day to work and dines with his employees in the company’s cafeteria!

4) Leonardo DiCaprio flies in commercial planes to save private and environmental costs

Leonardo Dicaprio High Resolution - WallMaya.com

Leonardo Dicaprio High Resolution – WallMaya.com

Despite his $200 fortune, the legendary DiCaprio owns only one car: Toyota Prius. The actor is also an environmentalist as he chooses to fly in commercial planes instead of private jets and avoids unnecessary harmful emissions.

5) Tyra Banks saves the hotel shampoo bottles

PHOTO: THE MONEY FAM

PHOTO: THE MONEY FAM

America’s Next Top Model founder and former supermodel and Victoria’s Secret Angel Tyra Banks is known to be extremely prudent with her spending patterns. Not only does she live a low-budget lifestyle, her skin care products are also minimalistic – the model uses “Vaseline as an anti-aging night cream instead of high-end brands. At night I use Vaseline everywhere: under my eyes, and on my laugh lines, lips and elbows, I swear by the stuff!”, the model extraordinaire shares her beauty secret.

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6) Sarah Jessica Parker’s kids grow up on hand-me-downs

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Sarah’s family lived on welfare when she was growing up and the $90 million worth actor surely knows the value of money and makes sure her children do too. The actor is a prudent parent and goes an extra mile making sure that her kids don’t grow into entitled individuals just because their mother is a millionaire. They wear hand-me-downs and inexpensive clothes.

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