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26 Rich People Who Live Like the Average Joe

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Most of us think if we were incredibly wealthy, we would live a life of opulence. Yet some of the richest people in the world live frugally — and we can learn something from them. Click through to see celebrities who practice frugal money habits.

Warren Buffett


For example, Buffett still lives in the house he bought more than 50 years ago and is a walking lesson in how to live frugally. He once told Berkshire Hathaway investors, “For the $31,500 I paid for our house, my family and I gained 52 years of terrific memories, with more to come.”

http://time.com/money/5032558/rich-people-average-joe/?
 

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Mark Zuckerberg


You might not think of this as what rich people do, but the Facebook founder drives a $30,000 Acura to work. Zuckerberg also wears jeans and a T-shirt nearly every day despite a net worth of over $73 billion, according to Forbes.
 

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Sarah Jessica Parker


Parker’s journey to fame and fortune is one of the many celebrity rags-to-riches stories. She grew up as one of eight children in a family that spent time on welfare, according to The New York Times.

But Parker has kept her frugal ways despite her fame and fortune. And, she’s passing her habits on to her own children. For example, she dresses her son in clothes that have been handed down from her nephews.
 

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Dave Grohl


His stints as drummer for Nirvana and front man for the Foo Fighters has helped Grohl amass a net worth estimated at $280 million. However, he claims he is afraid to spend money, citing his lack of a high school diploma to fall back on.
 

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Sarah Michelle Gellar


The star of “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” shops at upscale Whole Foods. But when she’s there, she only buys what’s on sale. And, she brings her own bags because she gets a discount for doing so.
 

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Carlos Slim


Mexican business mogul Carlos Slim regularly appears on lists of the world’s wealthiest people, but you won’t find his home on any list of celebrity houses. His net worth is estimated at $60 billion, but he still owns a modest home in Mexico City.
 

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Kristen Bell


Eschewing the three-day destination wedding many celebrity couples choose, actress Kristen Bell and fellow actor Dax Shepard got married at the local courthouse. The total cost for their nuptials: $142. Bell is also a regular coupon clipper.
 

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Ingvar Kamprad


The founder of the ubiquitous furniture chain IKEA practices what he preaches when it comes to the affordable, assemble-it-yourself products his company sells. When he travels for business, he flies in coach class. He also drives around Sweden in an older Volvo.
 

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Michelle Obama


Former first lady Michelle Obama paid for her own clothes while in the White House. Many of the elegant gowns she wore were donated by their designers or provided at a deep discount. When she shopped for herself, Obama often went to retail stores known for reasonable prices. On one appearance on NBC’s “Today” show, she sported a $35 dress from fast fashion retailer H&M.
 

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Mark Cuban

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Business mogul and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban promotes his philosophy on getting rich by relating his own story of how to live cheap. When he was in his 20s, he found the cheapest way to live was by crowding lots of people into a small apartment, and there were many nights he slept on the couch or even the floor. It must have worked, because now Cuban lives the rich people lifestyle.
 

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Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis


One of Hollywood’s richest “it” couples, Kutcher and Kunis are becoming known as frugal celebrities. They are trying to keep their children grounded by passing on their frugal habits. That includes not going overboard on Christmas presents for their children. They have asked their parents to limit themselves to one gift for each grandchild.
 

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my uncle also say the only way to know if the rich is really living a average joe life is only when they are sick and go to a public hospital care.
 

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not zuckerberg. he bought several homes around his house in palo alto for about us$30 and has filed plans with the city to tear them all down and create a super lot with walls and a perimeter area for privacy and security. basically instead of his proclaimed desire to live among fellow palo alto residents in a residential block, he wants to clear everyone in the entire block and encloses it for his walled-in existence by shutting everyone else out. why not he and his wife just (f*cking) move to woodside or atherton with much larger lots and keep palo alto a close-knit community of less than 1/2-acre lots? and he (f*cking) did the same thing on an island in hawaii - keeping locals off the beach by building a wall. in u.s. laws the beach belongs to the public.

 

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Keanu Reeves is another one.
But what’s the meaning of having so much if you dun spend it?
my uncle say have to beware of them. He say this is a sickness of the rich i.e they have attained the higher level of richness. He say this sicko enjoy the glory of richness by associating with average life so as to degrade them in a humble way.
 

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Rob Gronkowski


Rob Gronkowski earns a base salary of $4.25 million a year as a star tight end for the New England Patriots.
But he’s very careful about not spending money recklessly. An article from MONEY noted that Gronkowski
got in the habit of banking his NFL paycheck and living off the money he receives from endorsements.
 

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T. Boone Pickens


Oil mogul T. Boone Pickens has long been recognized as a savvy businessman and legendary tightwad. By his own admission, he will walk around the table in a conference room to turn the light out on his way out the door. He credits his grandmother with instilling this habit, saying she told him if he didn’t turn out the light when he was finished in a room, she would give him the electric bill and expect him to pay it.
 

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Jay Leno


The stand-up comedian and longtime host of the “Tonight Show” says he has always had two jobs.
He lives off the earnings from one and saves the money from the other. Even when Leno hosted the “Tonight Show,”
he lived off the money he made doing stand-up comedy. The money from his television career went right in the bank.
 
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