10. Sarah Michelle Gellar – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
Can you picture Buffy the Vampire Slayer sitting at the kitchen table clipping coupons? That’s exactly what actress Sarah Michelle Gellar does.
It’s safe to say that Gellar has maintained a level head when it comes to her finances, and credits her mother for teaching her how to save and spend her money wisely.
9. Sarah Jessica Parker – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
Sarah Jessica Parker came from a background of relative poverty, living on welfare with her family of eight.
It seems that the past still haunts Parker, as she lives very modestly even though she reached the pinnacle of Hollywood success as Carrie Bradshaw in HBO’s “Sex and the City”.
It seems that Parker lives the opposite life of her famous character, even though she got to keep many of the designer clothes she wore on set.
8. Tyra Banks – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
She even has an accountant who she consults with before she makes purchases.
Banks has been known to use leftovers in dishes the next day and collects soaps and shampoos from hotels so she can use them at home.
She also doesn’t go out to expensive restaurants and, reportedly, places like The Cheesecake Factory are about as extravagant as it gets for her.
7. Jay Leno – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
While Jay Leno was one of the most successful late night hosts in television history, he hasn’t forgotten what life was like when he was young and working two jobs just to get by.
Believe it or not, Leno actually put away his money from “The Tonight Show” into savings, and only spends the money that he earns from doing his stand-up comedy routine.
6. Tim Cook – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
Tim Cook is the current CEO of Apple, Inc. and even though he’s making millions, he currently lives in a very modest condominium.
You won’t see Cook traveling to exotic countries on the weekends or flying in a private jet for himself.
Cook is very proud of his work ethic and uses that as his motivation to continue working hard.
5. Alexander Lebedev – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
Alexander Lebedev’s net worth is estimated at about $1.1 billion. In 2012, he dropped off of the Forbes rich list and was probably one of the first people to express relief over this fact.
In fact, when he’s not actively involved in improving the state of social justice in Russia, he is donating part of his wealth to help improve the lives of the Russian people.
4. David Cheriton – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
David Cheriton is known as “Professor Billionaire”, and despite attaining massive wealth from investing in Google, initially a project by two of his graduate students (Larry Page and Sergey Brin), he still lives in the same home he’s been in for 30 years in Palo Alto.
He also still lectures in the computer science department at Stanford University. Cheriton cuts his own hair and drives a 2002 Honda Odyssey.
Upon looking at Cheriton, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference between him and any middle-class university worker.
3. Ingvar Kamprad – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
Ingvar Kamprad is famous for being the founder of IKEA, which has been furnishing college dorms and young adults for years.
He even furnishes his home with IKEA products. Even though he has reached extraordinary wealth, Kamprad continues to live a humble lifestyle.
2. Chuck Feeney – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
While Chuck Feeney’s fortune is at about $7.5 billion, he has been so generous with his money that he estimates that his net worth is at about $2 million.
This billionaire who co-founded the Duty-Free Shoppers Group grew up during the Great Depression, which may be the reason he lives so modestly – as he remembers what it was like to not have money.
1. Warren Buffett – Top 10 Richest People Lives Like Average People
Warren Buffet is one of the richest people in the world, but if you took a look at the way he lives in his personal life, you would think he was just another member of the middle class.
The frugal billionaire still lives in the house he bought for about $30,000. Not only that, but he gives away much of his wealth, and he has promised a huge part of his estate to charity upon his death.