10 Rich Celebs Who Act Like They Are Poor

It's nice to be assured that you'll have an easy life, even if you were to retire today. Why? Because you would've most likely already saved up close to $40 million for all the stuff you have done, whether it's headlining tours, starring in blockbuster movies, or maybe even through endorsement deals. And while the money keeps on flowing in, one thing that has not been able to change you is the inner love that you have for acting as if life is being really hard on you. They always say that the rich people who don't flash their fortune are usually the ones that never go broke, and these ten celebrities are most definitely keeping up their name. If you would spot any of these famous faces out and about, you would not believe the fact that some of them have parents worth $500 million. But, what one should take away from this is that, while you can have all the money in the world, it shouldn't change your outlook on how you want to dress and act. It's better to behave poorly when you are rich than flash your fortune through designer clothes and fancy cars.

10 Jaden Smith

This family’s combined net worth is close to $500 million, so it’s no wonder why people are so shocked to see Jaden Smith wear the same clothes almost every day. The 17-year-old, who only owns one pair of sneakers, has made it known that his personal choice is to keep himself away from the idea that more is always better. He is fine with the few clothes he has, because quite frankly, his fashion doesn’t make him who he is as a person. His father, Will Smith explained: “He has three pairs of pants and he has five shirts. He has refused to be a slave to money. I so respect that. The younger generation is less of an ownership generation, anyway.”

9 Shia Labeouf

Shia Labeouf’s career is still going relatively strong, following his departure from the ever-so-successful Transformers franchise. Still, it’s rather puzzling to think that whenever the actor is seen out and about with friends and family, he is often mistaken as a homeless person. Shia loves being different and unique compared to others, which explains the ripped boots, the dirty pants, and the shirts that often have a lot of holes in them.

8 Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar is one of the biggest rappers in Hip-Hop right now. He’s one of the best-selling artists in the United States, and recently inked several endorsement deals, including Reebok. So while he comfortably enjoys knowing that he has $11 million in his bank account, the Compton-native is against the idea of living a lavish lifestyle just because he has the money to do it. Growing up in Compton, Kendrick has often stressed that he didn’t have a lot of money, and neither did his parents. He values every dollar and does not seem to care on whether he looks scruffy, poor or dirty.

7 Miley Cyrus


Despite the fact that former Hannah Montana star Miley Cyrus, has a multi-million dollar home in Los Angeles, one wouldn’t think that she behaves poor, right? Well, apparently she does. The songstress recently told Jimmy Kimmel Live! that most of the clothes that she buys for herself are from the dollar stores near Hollywood. She even boasted about having a collection of wigs that only cost $2. Cyrus also admits that she doesn’t wear glamorous outfits unless she’s at an award show — she’d rather wear random outfits that usually cost no more than $10.

6 Macaulay Culkin


This one’s a strange one. Macaulay Culkin has made millions from his role in the Home Alone sequels, followed with other blockbuster hits. And yes, while most of his successful roles came in the ‘90s, he’s still getting steady checks from them, hence why his net worth is still standing at a whopping $15 million. Not too bad. But, how would one explain the alleged reports that Culkin has been spending time at homeless shelters? Maybe he has friends somewhere around that area? Of course, I could have believed that if photos of Culkin looking worse for wear had not been printed in the media. The childhood star has been battling an ongoing alleged drug addiction, which would explain why he may choose to find company with the homeless.

5 Michelle Williams

Former Destiny’s Child member, Michelle Williams, has often been receiving the short end of the stick in the group. Last year, the hashtag #PoorMichelle began trending, as fans put together a number of reasons why she is the least talented member of the band, despite her $8 million net worth. What’s bothering is that Michelle does have money. She just chooses not to flash it to the public, which explains why she is often seen wearing the same outfits. Furthermore, most of her recent shows have been at local churches, as opposed to the arenas Beyonce and Kelly Rowland performed at. Perhaps she’s happy with the money she’s made and doesn’t see the need to be anyone other than herself… which appears to be a very humble person.

4 Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook’s founder and creator Mark Zuckerberg is loaded with cash — billions to be specific. But one thing you won’t see him do is flash his fortune in your face. In fact, Zuckerberg prides himself for some of the things he does, which many would consider as the behavior of a poor person. Aside from the fact that he wears the same clothes almost every day, the wedding dress he bought his wife Priscilla Chan, cost $4,500 — shocking for a man worth $41.4 billion. The wedding itself was very much on a low budget, and it has often been stressed that Mark isn’t a big spender at all. We can tell.

3 Kesha


Maybe it’s because she was once a homeless person herself that Kesha is against the idea of spending a fortune on stuff that doesn’t matter to her, but to the extremes of not even gifting yourself with something is a bit much. Kesha is super careful with the money she spends since she was once stealing food from stores, hoping that whatever she managed to get out with was enough to keep her full for the day. Oh, and get this — a majority of Kesha’s clothes are handmade, presumably to save even more money. We appreciate her humbleness, though.

2 Robert Pattinson

Seeing Robert Pattinson out and about in the streets of Los Angeles might make you think that the actor has gone bankrupt. Pattison is certainly not the type of person to flash his fortune. In fact, he does the complete opposite by not minding the idea of wearing dirty trousers and shoes, opting for a scruffy beard and unfitted pants. It’s all wrong, but that is supposedly said to be his choice of style when he’s not working on another movie. It is also believed that Robert often gets away with being recognized by fans, simply due to this odd appearance.

1 Eminem

Eminem might be one of the biggest rappers of all time, but trust him when he says he’s not a flashy guy. The Monster rapper, who lives in Detroit (irony), has never been the type of person to make it known that he has lots of money, despite his chart success saying otherwise. What is also very much respected about Eminem is the fact that he loves dressing down; not only because it’s more comforting, but also to avoid being spotted by photographers.

Sources: theguardian.comindependent.co.ukusmagazine.comdailymail.co.uk

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