5 Famous Millionaires Who Gave Up A Life Of Luxury To Live The Simple Life

Date December 19, 2017

Where and how do you imagine your favorite actors live? To the surprise of many, and against all logic, some millionaires choose frugality as a defining characteristic of their lives. Not all Hollywood actors live in luxury mansions, whose prices could feed one-third of North Americans living in poverty.

Unfortunately, we live within a system which invites us to consume compulsively, to spend all that we make on luxury goods which we don't need to survive. Some manage to break free of that machine and choose to get what they need in order to live with dignity. Here are some famous Hollywood stars who have chosen to live modestly.

1. Keanu Reeves


The actor is known within the business for his detachment to money. As if that green-colored paper meant nothing to him, Keanu has given up several of his checks to finance the work of other actors. Even more admirable is that he has often paid, anonymously, for the work of special effects artists. He lives in a modest house and doesn't buy luxuries.

2. Jennifer Lawrence


At the age of 26, she has become one of the best-paid actresses in Hollywood. However, this woman has decided that the basics are all that is needed to live. That's why she prefers to keep her old apartment and has resisted the temptation to buy a mansion.

3. Sarah Jessica Parker


"More" isn't always synonymous with lots of material possessions and this actress knows that well. That's why she prefers to enrich her family richness spiritually, having declined the opportunity to spend the 100 million dollars she earned from “Sex and the City” on a mansion.

4. Shailene Woodley


This young actress has opted for an organic and healthy life, which has minimal impact on the environment. That's why she has given up her car and uses a bicycle for her transport. Plus, the actress lives with her family.

5. Eva Longoria


Her character in one of the most-watched series, "Desperate Housewives", not only brought her fame, but also financial wealth. However, Eva has opted to follow a family principal she got used to from a young age: Frugality. That's why she prefers the simple things in life.

They have given up the luxury which usually comes with wealth. To date, they don't regret their decision. What would you do? Would you give up extravagant mansions for a comfortable, peaceful, and simple life?

Source: Harper’s Bazaar

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