We are so used to seeing celebrities wasting their money on things they don’t need. Overspending can sometimes lead to bankruptcy, and certain celebs have had to start from the bottom once again. It always makes me laugh to see this kind of excess spending, which only indicates how vague and stupid a person is. However, there are celebs who save every single penny. Oh yes, you would be surprised to learn that some brightest stars in the entertainment business are cheaper than your aunt Phyllis, who has worn the same sweater for the 20 years because “it still looks brand new.”
Some celebrities who’ve made it onto this list are not even millionaires, they are billionaires. Meanwhile, some even demand freebies wherever they go. Some celebs don’t even tip either.
Let me introduce you to the cheapest celebrities in the world. While I don’t believe in living a life of excess, I don’t think it’s right to be this cheap, especially when you have millions in the bank.
15. Madonna Demands For Free Stuff
Madonna’s net worth is a staggering $560 million. On top of that, she is still earning an awful lot of money every year. For example, in 2016, Madonna accumulated $76.5 million. I would have a problem thinking of all the ways how to spend so much money. However, Madonna is a little different. She refuses to pay for things and always ask for freebies everywhere she goes. Why in the world would you ask for freebies when you have $560 million dollars? It is outrageous.
On top of that, Madonna has never given bonuses to her employees. She believes that people must be happy just to be around her. One of her employees said: “She feels like everyone is lucky to work for her and that she shouldn’t have to pay them.” I knew Madonna was always in love with herself, but this is way too much. Someone needs to tell her that she’s just a human being here on Earth.
14. Tyra Banks Steals Shampoo From Hotels
Am I the only one who thinks that stealing soap and shampoo from hotels is cheap AF? I mean, we all do it from time to time for all sorts of different reasons, but until now, I have never met anyone who is proud of it. Yes, folks, Tyra Banks, whose net worth is $90 million, is proud of taking free soap and shampoo from the hotels she stays at. She has some kind of fetish to save money. There is nothing wrong with saving your money, but swiping hotel shampoo is sad?
It is quite ironic that Tyra Banks, the face of the fashion industry, is also the one who wants to have her stuff for free. “I am frugal. When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare,” said Tyra.
13. Keira Knightley Reused Her Wedding Dress
Keira Knightley is a true lady. She steals the crowd every time she attends any event. However, Keira has one little problem. She is a cheapskate. With all due respect to Keira and her talent, who in the world ever reuses wedding dresses? I mean, wedding is the biggest event in any lady’s life, and a wedding dress is a symbol of it. That is why it just doesn’t make sense for a girl to wear her wedding dress ever again. However, Keira Knightley did it not once, not twice, but three times. Oh yes, she attended various charity events with that same old dress. I hope that she just loved the way she looks, but reality is – she was probably just being cheap. Let me remind you, that Keira Knightley is worth $50 million. In my opinion, it was not even appropriate for her to show up with the same wedding dress repeatedly. However, it is her life to live, and it is her money to save.
12. Owen Wilson Refused To Pay For His Girlfriend’s Food On Her Birthday
This is the stupidest story I’ve ever heard. When Owen Wilson was dating Kate Hudson, he decided to take her out for a fancy dinner on her birthday. He invited all her friends, including her ex-husband Chris Robinson. Of course, everything was going fine until the check came (yup, even celebs must pay for their food). One of the guests said: “It was super awkward. Everyone assumed Owen would pick up the tab because he organized the party. But when the waiter put the check down, he just sat there with his arms folded, pretending not to notice. Finally, Chris was forced to put his credit card down.” Well, if it was not one of the Owen Wilson’s jokes, then he is a cheap bastard. I mean, how can you expect a girl to stay with you when you cannot even pay for her dinner on her birthday dinner? Oh yes, one more little detail – Owen Wilson’s net worth is $60 million dollar, so he surely had money unless that dinner took place somewhere on the Moon.
11. LeBron James Forced A Restaurant To Work Late Hours And Failed To Tip
LeBron James is one of the best, if not the best, basketball players in history. He can do things on the court that nobody else could dream of. However, King James might not be such a great guy off the court. I mean, with all the money he makes (net worth – $485 million) you would expect LeBron James at least to be decent when it comes to tipping restaurant’s staff. However, James is way too cheap to do things like that. In contrary, he once took advantage of his name and made one local restaurant in Cleveland work till 4 am so that he could have a little party with his friends. Ok, LeBron James is the biggest star in Cleveland, so it is obvious that the owner of the restaurant couldn’t refuse the offer. However, he should have refused. When it was time for King James to pay his bill, he left $10 tip. Poor waiters lost their night’s sleep just to make LeBron’s wish come true, and he basically left no tips. I mean, seriously, LeBron?
10. Sarah Michelle Gellar Is A Coupon Girl
Sarah Michelle Gellar, better known as Buffy Summers in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, is one of my favorite celebs from the late 90s. We haven’t heard much of Sarah ever since the series ended, though.
Sarah Michelle Gellar got used to ‘slaying’ demons and she’s now ‘slaying’ high prices in local shops. Oh yeah, Sarah Michelle Gellar is too cheap to buy things without coupons. I mean, her net worth is only $15 million, so we must understand her actions. The best part is that Sarah is proud of her behavior: “I clip coupons all the time. Why should you pay more for something than someone else?” Ok, she has a point, I guess. However, do the celebs ever count the time they lose while saving every single penny? I mean, if she spent her free time acting instead of clipping coupons, she might still be a superstar.
9. Kate Hudson Cannot Afford Buying Her Own Dresses
Now I understand why Kate Hudson was dating Owen Wilson. I mean, they are cheaper than each other, and I bet that Kate was happy that Owen managed to avoid paying for her birthday dinner.
Anyway, Kate Hudson infamously said: “People think that celebrities own all these dresses… We borrow them. I can’t afford to buy stuff. There are certain things I splurge on, but it’s very rare, especially when you have two kids and school tuition. I wish I could, but the truth is, things are just so expensive.” Oh yes, Kate, I totally understand your problem. I mean, you only have $38 million, so there must be no extra money to buy yourself a dress. It must suck to be you!
I would love to see Kate Hudson trying to live paycheck to paycheck for a month or two, so she would understand what it is like not being able to afford stuff. Well, it is probably impossible for some people to be happy and enjoy life instead of counting every single penny of their $15 million.
8. Mark Zuckerberg’s Honeymoon Dinner Cost $40, And He Failed To Leave A Tip
Mark Zuckerberg is one of the richest people on the planet. His net worth is a staggering $56.5 billion! I mean, I cannot even process this number in my head. Anyway, it looks like Mark Zuckerberg saved so much money by living his life as stingy as possible.
Mark Zuckerberg took his wife for a romantic dinner during their honeymoon. You can now imagine what kind of expectations his wife must have had for this dinner. After all, it was their honeymoon and everything. However, the reality was somewhat hilarious and tragic. The couple’s bill for a romantic dinner was $40! Mark has $56.5 billion. You’d think they’d spend a ton of money on their honeymoon. On top of that, he failed to leave a tip (seriously?). I just don’t understand what is wrong with the world.
7. Cat Deeley Left No Tip At A Restaurant
Cat Deeley recently showed how cheapness. She ate at the Tom George restaurant and didn’t like it. Well, she hated it. “The most disgusting restaurant, terribly run, by a manager – who can only be described as an amateur. Avoid at all costs,” Cat Deeley ranted on Twitter. The one thing that she didn’t expect was to see the waiter from Tom George to respond to her rants: “Cat, as your server at Tom George I am hurt by your response to free food. I gave you respect, and I served you with love.” The waiter also added a picture, showing that Cat Deeley left zero tips. To make the situation even worse, Cat replied: “And as I respectfully told you, the catalog of errors were not your fault.” So, Cat, why didn’t you leave any tips if it was not waiter’s fault? Well, let me answer this for you – you are a cheapskate.
6. Gisele Bündchen Demanded Ankle Boots For Free… The Shop Owner Said No
Gisele Bündchen, the hot supermodel wife of Tom Brady, has $345 million on her own. With Tom’s money, it adds up to half a billion dollars. Sadly, it is not yet enough for Gisele to actually buy shoes for herself.
Gisele Bündchen went shopping and saw a pair of ankle boots that she really loved. Instead of taking out her credit card and paying for the shoes (like normal people do), Gisele demanded those ankle boots for free. I am extremely happy to say that the owner of the boutique said no to this “offer.” Some people think that shop’s owner was ignorant to show Gisele the door, but I totally support him! I just don’t understand why Gisele couldn’t pay for her boots. She is either really cheap, or she just became an egoistic spoiled celeb who thinks that everyone must do what she says. It looks like all the money in the world cannot buy some people kindness.
5. Paul McCartney Is ‘A Tight Bastard’
Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, has $1.24 billion which is, frankly speaking, a f*cking ton of money. On top of that, McCartney is 74 years old, and it seems that he doesn’t even have enough time to spend all his money. However, Paul has more than enough time to save every single dollar. Paul’s daughter described him as ‘a tight bastard’ for sending her to a comprehensive school. Well, you know that you have a problem when you daughter calls you cheap. Anyway, she is not the only person who said that Paul McCartney wouldn’t spend an extra dollar in his life.
Dave Gilmour said that Paul McCartney should donate at least some of his money to charity: “The way he lives you can understand where £100million goes. But I have no idea what he does with the other £400million. That’s a crazy amount of money, and nobody needs it.” Yeah, Paul McCartney only spends money to pay for his fancy way of living. I mean, he once threw a party and made all the guests pay for their drinks at the bar. It is not cool, Paul!
4. Lil Twist Was Using Justin Bieber’s Money
Lil Twist used to live at Justin Bieber’s mansion for free. Yeah, he took couch-surfing to a whole new level. Anyway, he also threw a shitload of parties at Justin’s house and never paid a dollar for it. On top of that, Lil Twist used all of Justin Bieber’s fancy cars. He was testing Justin’s patience and pushing things to the limit. However, he crossed the line when police caught him driving Bieber’s $100,000 Fisker sports car while high on weed. Naturally, Bieber threw Lil Twist out of the mansion. I imagine it was hard for Lil Twist to realize that he was just a cheap kid who had nothing on his own.
3. Teri Hatcher Stole A Sofa From The Set Of Desperate Housewives
Teri Hatcher is well known for her role as Susan Delfino in Desperate Housewives. I don’t want to sound rude, but it looks like Teri Hatcher is desperate in real life as well. Even though she has over $50 million, the paparazzi caught her swiping a sofa from the set of Desperate Housewives, and tried to sell it later. I mean… she didn’t even need that f*cking sofa. I have read a lot of cheap things that celebs did, but this one tops it all!
If Teri Hatcher at least tried to assess all the effort she needed to swipe that sofa; she would have understood that it was not worth it. However, her mind was too busy counting the few extra dollars that she could get! On top of that, Teri Hatcher is known as the celebrity who uses coupons everywhere she goes. I am probably too stupid to understand what’s the point of doing it when you have $50 million. I guess Teri is still acting as if she was a desperate housewife.
2. Tiger Woods Took Back His $5 Tip
There are no questions that Tiger Woods is the greatest at golf. Golfing also made him damn rich. Tiger’s net worth is $640 million as of today, and I bet that even the biggest spendthrift in the world wouldn’t find a way to waste all that money. However, Tiger Woods is as cheap with his money as he was in his relationship. Oh yes, it is possible!
Tiger Woods once left $5 tip at a fancy restaurant, which is already a move of a cheapskate. However, it is not the worst thing about this story. When Tiger realized that the waitress received some tips earlier that night, he went to her and got his $5 back. Well, does Tiger Woods have any decency whatsoever? I mean, I don’t have much money, but I would never go back to a waitress to get my $5 back. Only D-Bags do this kind of things. Oh, wait… I forgot – Tiger Woods is a D-Bag.
1. Kristen Bell Bought A Used Mattress
Kristen Bell is the poorest celebrity on this list. Her net worth is “only” $10.1 million, so we must understand that she is saving every single dollar. I mean, wouldn’t you hate to have so little money in your bank account? Anyway, some things, which Kristen Bell did while saving her money, crossed all the lines of adequacy. A few years ago, some people caught Kristen Bell purchasing a used mattress from a second-hand shop. With all due respect to Kristen, has she ever heard about bed bugs? From what I learned in life, this kind of cheapness can only cause more expenses in the long run. I mean, it costs a lot to get rid of bed bugs and other parasites. However, we must remember that Kristen Bell is living on the line of poverty with her $10 million. Next time when I will meet Kristen Bell at a grocery store, I will make sure to share my coupons with her! I mean, she obviously needs some support!