20 penny-pinching celebrities

From actresses to athletes to CEOs, even the rich and famous enjoy being frugal. Can you guess which celebrities appreciate a good deal?

MSN Money staff

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Sep 4, 2012 6:19PM
This article is BS. I refuse to play the MSN Game and try to read an article with blanked out pictures that keep directing you to aditional pages. Grow up and just print the article.
Sep 4, 2012 12:14PM
Saw an old interview of Paul McCartney where he explained that his kids were no better than anyone elses.  They could stand out waiting for the school bus just like everyone else.  Raised them to be imdependent and work for their own living.  And this is wrong why?
Sep 4, 2012 6:32AM
What's wrong with eating in with your family or clipping coupons to save money?  Just because you are a "star"  doesn't mean you shouldn't save money.  But now not tipping well  when you do go out is just wrong unless your service stinks. 
Sep 10, 2012 10:03PM
Not wasting money is a good thing these people are smart. Why would you waste money on huge houses and sports cars when you're comfortable with what you have already.
Sep 4, 2012 8:05AM
Why does this article criticize people for handling their money wisely just because they're celebrities?  I say good for them!
Sep 4, 2012 10:12PM
McCartney's decision was nothing to do with being a tightwad, it was about his values politically and making a statement that Public Schools were just as good as Private Schooling. He and Linda brought their kids up well grounded and not like the talentless diva's we see like Paris Hilton and Tori Spelling etc, who wanted for nothing and grew up with no direction.
Sep 4, 2012 1:21PM
MSN's feeble attempts to get people to use Bing are getting increasingly pathetic.
Sep 10, 2012 9:19PM
Just how stupid is this article?  Jay Leno who has millions of dollars worth of cars, the shop he houses them in alone costs tons more than my house.  The women on here that talk about couponing or driving a car for 100,000 miles yet wear gowns that they pay thousands and thousands of dollars for or sending your kids to public schools, etc etc Warren buffet who also owns a Leer jet.  The ones who will stay at a motel where he room costs $10,000 a night.  Give me a break.  Maybe some of you believe these are penny pinchers but in reality these people spend more every month than I make in a year.  Who wrote this?  A politician? 
Sep 11, 2012 5:07AM
What a stupid article. Not only do they NOT name the celebrities-they blur out their faces!!!
Thanks for wasting my time, MicroSlime Network.
Sep 10, 2012 9:44PM

I thought this guy just took a 50% pay cut to prevent employees from not getting laid off pay increases.

Jay Leno Volunteers For 50 Percent Pay Cut As NBC Slashes 'Tonight Show' Budget

Sep 11, 2012 8:37AM
Anyone who calls Jay Leno a penny pincher has never seen his car collection.
Sep 10, 2012 7:56PM
I HATE IT when anyone quotes the statistic on Warren Buffet's house. Here's why. He paid $31,500 for his house in 1957 when the AVERAGE house price was $2330 - so he paid roughly 13.5 times more than the average. It was a freaking mansion at 6000 square feet compared to the average home size of around 1000 square feet. He also did the smart monetary thing of staying in the house and building the equity rather than constantly moving to other houses for any number of reasons. Staying put was a smart move but he did not pinch pennies nor "barely scrape by" when he bought the house. I really hate when this statistic is quoted because it doesn't tell the whole story.
Sep 4, 2012 7:12AM
Tiger Woods just wrote a personal check to Notah Begay for $500,000.00 for the charity that Notah supports.  That doesn't sound so tight to me.
Sep 4, 2012 11:09PM
She should be glad her father sent to school with 'real" kids and not brats.  None of McCartney's kids turned out to be losers, did they?   He wasn't worried about the money, he wanted his kids to have values and to learn about other people's lifestyles and values.   Good for him.  I never cared much for Paul, but this changes my opinion of him. 
Sep 4, 2012 11:25PM
I don't understand why people are affected by someone else's personal decisions on how they want to spend their money. What someone does with their earnings be they rich or not shouldn't be judged by others. The question of being stingy or cheap shouldn't even matter. What matters is how we all treat each other. This is just more fuel to feed more negative fire. We have enough of that. More wasted energy on non sensical things. Jeez, it makes you wanna just toss your iphone, texting , internet, blackberry, and all other devices that puts you in everyone's bathroom. What a bunch of crap.
Sep 4, 2012 3:16PM
Many people think that since these stars have tons of money then that somehow equates to them just throwing it away on expensive dinner tabs and servants.  I commend these stars for their frugal habits.  Guys like Kevin Love see other athletes all around them who are broke and desperate for money, so he chooses not to live as lavish as they do.  Good for him.  So Eric Clapton wants to do things like a regular person and do his own laundry.  So what?  He's obviously not some lazy schmooze who gets servants to cater to his every whim.  Good for him.   Some of the other people on this list were at one time poor.  If anyone can understand the need to save every penny you get for a rainy day, it's poor people.  We shouldn't be angry that these people don't waste their money on things they don't really need.  People always complain that the stars live too lavish of lifestyles.  Now they're busting the stars who have no need for those kinds of lifestyles!  Sheesh!  Why is this even a story?
Sep 4, 2012 2:21PM
Of course Tiger is cheap....look at his choice in women!
Sep 4, 2012 6:12PM
Paul McCartney is far from being a penney picher.Jst because he never bought a huge estate in England does not make him cheap.He owns several homes etc here in the uZ.S. and in other country's plus he donates milllions to diferent orginizations dedicated to helping children so he's anything but cheap by any means
Sep 4, 2012 9:09AM
There is nothing wrong in being frugal as it shows that you have common sense. The only people that call others tightwads are the ones that are always trying to get into someone elses pockets. For what ever reason there are people in this world that somehow feel that just because you might have it that you should flaunt it. As for tipping when they may go out to dine or anything else, there is no reason for them to tip and leave any more than the average person would for the same service.
I once worked on the McCartney farm as a Youth, we all sang little diddies and made up Limericks about how bloody mean (Cheapskates) that the McCartneys were. Once when I were bout 17 we sang that Sir Paul would hire a Lad as Big as a Man to pull a Wagon as Big as a Van. I will never forget the tiime we were all out in the Barn and I was wearing talking Boots as the sole had detatched itself from the upper portion of the boot and I was walking with my socks exposed, Paul seen this and quieried if this was the best pair of Boots that I could afford ?  Paul only paid pittance and I said that times were quite hard and at the moment they were the best Boots that I could afford.  Paul reached into his front pocket and pulled out a roll of twenty pound notes all bound together by rubber bands. He pulled a couple of Big Fat rubber bands and handed them to me and said here wrap these round your Boots.
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