Skip to comments.Why Keira Knightley Lives On $50K a Year
Posted on 06/26/2014 2:47:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
She may be an A-list movie star, but Keira Knightley gives herself an annual allowance of only $50,000 to live on.
Its something around that, the 29-year-old British actress told Glamours July issue. I mean, if I want or need something that goes over that, I get it, but, yes, around that.
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I think living an [expensive] lifestyle means you cant hang out with people who dont live that lifestyle, Knightley told the magazine. It alienates you. Some of my best, most hilarious times have been in the least luxurious places.
Knightley has already shown the world her thrifty side, when she repurposed a favorite Chanel dress to wear for her wedding to rocker James Righton last year.
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Well good for her. At least unlike many celebrities she may not end up broke later on.
Little Sister of the Poor?
Is she from Scotland ?
I’ve often thought that if by some twist of fate I became a multi-millionaire, I’d put myself on an ‘allowance’ of about the same amount.
Invest the rest, and avoid foolish spending, though I admit, I’d be highly tempted to buy a Maserati Quattroporte; I’ve always liked the looks of them, though I confess I have no idea as to their reliability. :D
So that’s why she’s so skinny. Not enough money in the budget to keep her pantry stocked, I guess.
I find Canadians are even worse. Perhaps its the old Scots who settled the country....
When the public records of Zooey Daschanel’s divorce were uncovered, it showed very thrifty spending habits for her as well.
I respect and admire people who have foresight to realize that saving and planning are important even when you could live a very luxurious life.
She controls her money, it doesn’t control her.
And you'd love my no cash to spare lifestyle.
One has to like her for that attitude but be careful... it will suck you in slowly.
Some actors, even wealthy ones, worry that they’re not going to get any more roles and their income will dry up. And their worst nightmare is having to get a regular job and mingle with the rest of society as a failure. It’s a common malady amongst North Europeans.
Just an allowance. I wonder what it covers. Food, shelter, utilities, clothes, domestic help, travel, insurance, etc.?
I'm sure I could afford to feed her.
Uh huh. She and Hillary could hit some rummage sales together, maybe drop in at the thrift shop or pick up some groceries at the day-old store.
Apparently a chain smoker, so that takes a chunk out of it.
GOOD FOR HER..!
And no drugs, please. Maybe no booze, too.
If you were a movie star, would you really be any different?
Big deal ... Lindsay Lohan managed to live on $50K a day ...
A Scottish joke from the pages Blacksmith and Wheelwright
circa November 1894...
A man went to visit his Scottish friend and found him
removing the wall paper...
Ach Jock, he said, time for new wallpaper?
Oh noh, he replied, I’m moving.
“Knightley has already shown the world her thrifty side, when she repurposed a favorite Chanel dress “
My wife wishes she had a Chanel dress to repurpose ...
“Well good for her. At least unlike many celebrities she may not end up broke later on.”
How does she make payments on her $6,500,000 home on $50,000 a year?
“Just an allowance. I wonder what it covers. Food, shelter, utilities, clothes, domestic help, travel, insurance, etc.?”
It certainly doesn’t cover her $6,500,000 home.
I have to watch her in Pride and Prejudice about once a year. A great job.
That’s funny because when she did a guest spot on Bones, she played Dr. Brennan’s cousin, and she spent the entire episode quoting Ben Franklin, especially his quotes on being thrifty.
Perhaps she paid cash.
My guess is the “allowance” covers walking around money, clothing, etc. She probably pays cash for the big ticket items. Still a prudent plan.
Of course when you’re famous you do get a lot of stuff for free.
Keira Knightley has most of her travel expenses paid for by the various studios. Many actors have homes paid for by the studios.
She lives in a mult million dollar home. I think she is saying 50k is what she spends outside of all the other expenses.
“Perhaps she paid cash.”
Oh, I get it. She lives on $50,000 a year except for all the things she pays cash for ...
Sounds like walking around money.
I’m sure that $50k is only running around money. She probably considers living expenses separate.
“I think she is saying 50k is what she spends outside of all the other expenses.”
Ok. She lives on 50k a year except for her expenses.
I’m not a huge period romance guy, but I have to say if we’re talking Pride and Prejudice the old BBC version blows the Knightly one clean out of the water. The one with her in it just felt like a overly-simplified, semi-cluelessly made chick flick, while the BBC one just immerses you in the period impeccably and really does justice to the novel.
It wouldn't cover the taxes. I think she's using celebrity math.
Maserati Quatros are a giant ball of (very pretty) poop. I work for a bank, we wont finance one under just about any circumstances. A 13000 dollar 06 GTO will do about the same thing, while looking boring to cops.
Exactly...I could do some damage if I had $50K in spending cash over and above my living family expenses.
Zooey was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her role on the sitcom New Girl. Here are the basic details about her finances:
and that's not counting money made from her business, her band and movies...
There is no way that she lives on anything remotely like $50,000 per year. Monthly, perhaps.
“One has to like her for that attitude “
Her: I mean, if I want or need something that goes over [the $50,000], I get it, Knightley said.
Well that makes it a little easier....
Makeup and cigarettes cost a lot.
“It wouldn’t cover the taxes. I think she’s using celebrity math. “
I think it covers her coffee and doorman tips.
The annual property tax on that house in CA would be $65,000 a year.
I don’t understand why you are so upset at her. It’s her money, she can do with it as she likes. She is saying that she likes to keep herself on a budget so that she can continue to have fun with her friends that don’t have the kind of money she has.
But you seem offended that 1) she has the kind of money she does 2) she doesn’t restrict herself the way YOU think she should and 3) that she is willing to talk about it.
I’m glad she has that kind of money to have a life of leisure, it’s what everyone in a capitalist society can aspire to.
That is, of course, if we all pass your standards and approval, I guess.
One reason why:
What’s with all this propaganda that living poor is somehow “liberal cool”? Seems as people are suffering financially because of the liberal policies of Obama and the Democrats across this nation, they want to claim being poor is cool.
Keira is a lying sack of bones if she thinks we believe she lives on $50,0000 per year.