We often imagine the glamorous lives of celebrities as being full of complexities. The constant media attention and paparazzi hounding on every step of your life can be very annoying (to say the least).
Despite their fame and limitless financial possibilities, there are a few stars who just prefer a simple life.
These gems are rare and truly worthy of our respect and admiration.
Take a look at these 11 famous people who truly showed us that ‘Simplicity is best’
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#1 Coco Chanel
Mademoiselle Coco revolutionized the way women of the world dressed. With her sleek design inputs, she removed the bulky hats with feathers and multi-layered dresses. She created the ‘little black dress’ and made men’s wardrobe super trendy. She herself wore her designs and showed how fabulous women can look with such outfits.
#2 Mark Zuckerberg
The founder of all the blue Facebook has a simple and iconic style. He prefers wearing simple gray T-shirts—all the time. Despite being able to buy hundreds of branded clothes, billionaire Zuckerberg said that spending time on clothes is a waste.
#3 Ingvar Kamprad
The founder of IKEA is known as one of the most humble and modest billionaires in the world. He always buys inexpensive products and shops for clothes on sales. His car is an old Volvo which he used for 15 years and when he flies, he goes economy. Would you believe his own house is furnished with items from his own store?
#4 Boris Johnson
The former mayor of London and now Minister for Foreign Affairs of Great Britain uses a simple bicycle to commute. He believes it’s an excellent replacement from his guarded motorcade and encourages his citizens to do the same.
#5 Jennifer Garner
This Hollywood superstar prefers a simple lifestyle. She often visits mass market stores with her children in tow. She thinks that she is an American housewife first, celebrity last.
#6 Steve Jobs
The founding father of the Apple empire practiced simplicity in everything. He was seen in only one outfit: a black turtleneck, jeans and white sneakers. His house at 2101 Waverley Street was not a mansion.
#7 Tyra Banks
The “America’s Top Model”, “Victoria Secret Angel” and the first African American woman to be featured on the covers of GQ and Swimsuit Illustrated avoids fancy and chic restaurants. In her words, places like the Cheesecake Factory are just fine, where she likes to buy delicious yet inexpensive food.
#8 Russell Crowe
One of the most in-demand actors in America moved to Australia and bought a ranch. He left his gorgeous mansion in L.A. and now is surrounded by horses and spacious fields. He uses a simple Jeep to commute.
#9 Hayden Christensen
Hayden Christensen became famous worldwide in his youth and got tired of the celebrity life by the time he was 35. He moved back to his homeland in Canada and bought a farm. Christensen is now the proud owner of his own vegetable garden, a henhouse, and stables. He himself works on the farm!
#10 Arnold Schwarzenegger
The kindness of the Terminator goes far beyond the silver screen. In 2004, while vacationing, he saved a drowning man. The surfer’s leg fell asleep and he carried the man over 100 meters ashore. Although he became 38th Governor of California, he never used this situation for commercial purposes or personal gain.
#11 Keanu Reeves
The Matrix lead is often the subject of many Internet memes. His kindness and humble way of life has reached a legendary status. He gives away his hard-earned paychecks on charity, gifts for others and wears very simple clothes. He regularly travels on New York subway, surprising the local commuters.