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10 Mega Hollywood Stars With Shocking Low Salaries

Part of the appeal of being a celebrity is the millions of dollars that come with the job. When most people think of being famous, thoughts of private yachts, designer clothes and mansions often come

Part of the appeal of being a celebrity is the millions of dollars that come with the job. When most people think of being famous, thoughts of private yachts, designer clothes and mansions often come to mind. Many of these celebrities are able to send their children to the best schools. A number of your favorite celebs hire staff that often consists of a personal assistant, nanny and personal chef. And there are plenty of entertainment blogs that show the Hollywood elite taking extravagant trips around the world and vacationing in some of the most elegant hotels in the world. However, there are some mega-celebrities with salaries that are considerably lower than you may think.

It's not always clear why some celebrity salaries are lower than others. Of course, fame and demand have a lot to do with it, but the public generally thinks that people who are well-known make more money than those who are not. Perhaps these celebrities participate in a number of "passion projects" that don't have a large budget. Or, maybe some celebs think that if enough people are aware of their work, a more high-paying opportunity is bound to come along at some point. In any case, the amount of money these celebrities do make is considerably higher than the average salary. Here are 10 celebs whose salaries are surprisingly low.

10 Spencer Lacey Gains

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9 Barkhad Abdi

8 Sean Astin

7 Chris Evans

6 Minnie Driver

5 Bill Murray

4 Matthew McConaughey

3 John Travolta

2 George Clooney

1 Oprah Winfrey

When you think rich and famous, Oprah Winfrey naturally comes to mind. Before the businesswoman, former talk show host, television station owner and actress became as well known as she now is, she agreed to act in a movie for just $35,000. That movie was The Color Purple and her role was Sofia, an abused and steadfast wife. Obviously this salary was acceptable at a time when Oprah wasn't hailed as the Queen of Media. Now she's worth about $3 billion. However, her role in The Color Purple earned her an Oscar nomination, and that's something money can't buy. Winfrey's most recent movies include The Butler and Selma.

Sources:  telegraph.co.uk, stars.topix.com

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