10 Celebrities Who Prefer to Live Quiet and Humble Lives When They’re Away From the Spotlights

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Once Leonardo DiCaprio said, “Wealth and success don’t make you happy”. Perhaps because of that way of thinking, many of those who make a living in the entertainment industry tend to lie low after their workday is over. Whether they take public transportation, go grocery shopping or help charity, it’s always fascinating to see how money hasn’t spoiled our favorite stars.

1. Mariah Carey

Commuting by subway is an everyday thing for any of us who have to go to work or to study. But singer Mariah Carey decided that there was no reason for her to not do it either. And since she wanted to take part in this experience, she took the subway too. But, of course, she did it in her own way, always very glamorous, and wearing a long dress as if she was about to perform. Yep, she took New York City’s subway wearing a gala dress and even kept a nice memory of the moment by shooting a fun story that she later posted on Instagram.

2. Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie is known as an iconic actress, but she knows that staying humble is the right way to go. Even her daughters are said to not spend money unreasonably and they wear her dresses on the red carpet. From time to time you can see her doing grocery shopping with her kids like an average citizen.

3. Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton can be a royal role model for many girls. There is nothing surprising about that. Despite her high status, she continues living a normal life. Kate will even buy a dress from Zara and wear it several times. Also, she was noticed flying economy class. For example, she and her children were seen getting off a £73 budget flight to Scotland.

4. Reese Witherspoon


The lead actress of Legally Blonde (2001) can easily prove that, despite her tremendously successful career, she is the typical caring mother. Like any other non-celebrity mom, she used to like to take her children, Ava and Deacon, to the park and babysit them while they had fun at the playground. Then they’d have a little picnic and enjoy a few tasty slices of pizza together.

5. Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber decided to put his family life above his career. In his Instagram post, he wrote that he tortured himself his whole teenage life: “I am now very focused on repairing some of the deep-rooted issues that I have as most of us have so that I don’t fall apart so that I can sustain my marriage and be the father I want to be.” Seems like he keeps his promise and spends plenty of time with Hailey.

6. Cameron Diaz

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Cameron Diaz is a great example that celebrities are also normal people. Her Instagram profile is full of ordinary things that we all do — cooking, meeting with friends, shopping. No fancy stuff, just a simple and happy life.

7. Tobey Maguire

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Since 2014, Tobey’s only acting role has been in 2017’s Boss Baby. He quit being famous and picked a career as a producer. He just disappeared from Hollywood after Spider-Man. He prefers a calm life surrounded by friends while raising his 2 children.

8. Halle Berry

Halle Berry is one more celebrity who prefers to live with less. Sometimes she’s spotted doing grocery shopping and looking like an average person without any makeup.

Halle practices self-care and fitness to maintain a healthy lifestyle and inspire other women to fix their health problems: “I got diagnosed with diabetes and I quickly learned that I could control my diabetes and live a longer, healthier life if I exercised regularly, changed my diet, and did some things in my life that are called de-stressors.”


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Shailene Woodley is not just a famous actress, avid environmental activist, and climate advocate. She and her mother co-founded a non-profit organization that educates young people to practice empathy, compassion, and responsibility.

Woodley stays grounded and not spoiled. “I go outside whether I’m in the city or backwoods of any state. I connect with the ground, the trees, just breathing fresh air while I go for a walk and I find myself living in my heart instead of in my mind,” she says. Woodley tries to live a natural life and prefers natural products and makeup.

10. Leonardo DiCaprio

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Leonardo DiCaprio was included in Forbes’ annual list of highest-paid actors from 2010 to 2016 with respective earnings of $28 million, $77 million, $37 million, $39 million, $29 million, and $27 million. It looks like he could afford gold toilets and buying a new house every month. Instead, he chooses to live a normal life. For example, not very long ago he was spotted helping out a lost tourist with directions while out on a rainy day in Manhattan.

Moreover, DiCaprio understands the needs of poor people and shares his money with the world. In 2020, his foundation donated $3 million to the Australia bushfire relief efforts.

What lifestyle would you pick if you were very rich? What do you think about consumption in our modern world?


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