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Why Keira Knightley Lives On $50K a Year
ABC News ^ | Lucina Fisher

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.

“It’s something around that,” the 29-year-old British actress told Glamour’s July issue. “I mean, if I want or need something that goes over that, I get it, but, yes, around that.”

But why so little to begin with? Keira Knightley Reveals Why She Was Bullied for Wearing

“I think living an [expensive] lifestyle means you can’t hang out with people who don’t 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.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: keiraknightley; poverty
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1 posted on 06/26/2014 2:47:13 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

Well good for her. At least unlike many celebrities she may not end up broke later on.


2 posted on 06/26/2014 2:50:14 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: nickcarraway

Little Sister of the Poor?


3 posted on 06/26/2014 2:50:39 PM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (So to speak!)
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To: nickcarraway

Is she from Scotland ?


4 posted on 06/26/2014 2:50:54 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: nickcarraway

Very smart.

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


5 posted on 06/26/2014 2:52:30 PM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
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To: nickcarraway

So that’s why she’s so skinny. Not enough money in the budget to keep her pantry stocked, I guess.


6 posted on 06/26/2014 2:52:55 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: molson209
Is she from Scotland ?

I find Canadians are even worse. Perhaps its the old Scots who settled the country....

7 posted on 06/26/2014 2:56:08 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: PGR88

bttt


8 posted on 06/26/2014 2:56:49 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (In America, we don't do pin pricks. But sometimes we elect them.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


9 posted on 06/26/2014 2:57:09 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: nickcarraway

She controls her money, it doesn’t control her.


10 posted on 06/26/2014 2:57:54 PM PDT by Fair Paul
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To: Boogieman
Don't listen to him Ms. Knightly. Old Ben thinks you look just fine...

And you'd love my no cash to spare lifestyle.

11 posted on 06/26/2014 2:59:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: nickcarraway

One has to like her for that attitude but be careful... it will suck you in slowly.


12 posted on 06/26/2014 2:59:19 PM PDT by hecticskeptic (In life it is important to know what you believeĀ….and more importantly, why you believe it.)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


13 posted on 06/26/2014 3:01:07 PM PDT by MNnice
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To: nickcarraway

Just an allowance. I wonder what it covers. Food, shelter, utilities, clothes, domestic help, travel, insurance, etc.?


14 posted on 06/26/2014 3:01:18 PM PDT by kabar
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To: nickcarraway
Kind of skinny but really pretty:

I'm sure I could afford to feed her.

15 posted on 06/26/2014 3:06:42 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


16 posted on 06/26/2014 3:07:19 PM PDT by IronJack
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To: kabar
I wonder what it covers. Food, shelter, utilities, clothes, domestic help, travel, insurance, etc.?

Apparently a chain smoker, so that takes a chunk out of it.

17 posted on 06/26/2014 3:07:27 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: nickcarraway

GOOD FOR HER..!

And no drugs, please. Maybe no booze, too.


18 posted on 06/26/2014 3:08:22 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: MNnice
And their worst nightmare is having to get a regular job and mingle with the rest of society as a failure.

If you were a movie star, would you really be any different?

19 posted on 06/26/2014 3:10:07 PM PDT by x
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To: nickcarraway

Big deal ... Lindsay Lohan managed to live on $50K a day ...


20 posted on 06/26/2014 3:11:26 PM PDT by x
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To: PGR88

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.


21 posted on 06/26/2014 3:11:59 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Captain Peter Blood

“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 ...


22 posted on 06/26/2014 3:12:47 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: gaijin
And no drugs, please. Maybe no booze, too.


23 posted on 06/26/2014 3:13:32 PM PDT by Alex Murphy ("the defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades")
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To: Captain Peter Blood

“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?


24 posted on 06/26/2014 3:18:16 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: kabar

“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.


25 posted on 06/26/2014 3:19:37 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: x

I have to watch her in Pride and Prejudice about once a year. A great job.


26 posted on 06/26/2014 3:20:44 PM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

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.


27 posted on 06/26/2014 3:22:04 PM PDT by rabidralph
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To: TexasGator

Perhaps she paid cash.


28 posted on 06/26/2014 3:23:20 PM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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To: TexasGator

My guess is the “allowance” covers walking around money, clothing, etc. She probably pays cash for the big ticket items. Still a prudent plan.


29 posted on 06/26/2014 3:24:09 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: sphinx

Of course when you’re famous you do get a lot of stuff for free.


30 posted on 06/26/2014 3:24:53 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nickcarraway

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.


31 posted on 06/26/2014 3:25:48 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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“Perhaps she paid cash.”

Oh, I get it. She lives on $50,000 a year except for all the things she pays cash for ...


32 posted on 06/26/2014 3:26:41 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator

Sounds like walking around money.


33 posted on 06/26/2014 3:26:51 PM PDT by kabar
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To: TexasGator

I’m sure that $50k is only running around money. She probably considers living expenses separate.


34 posted on 06/26/2014 3:27:39 PM PDT by sheana
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To: minnesota_bound

“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.


35 posted on 06/26/2014 3:27:54 PM PDT by TexasGator
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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.


36 posted on 06/26/2014 3:28:48 PM PDT by Wyrd biš ful aręd (Pope Calvin the 1st, defacto Leader of the FR Calvinist Protestant Brigades)
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To: TexasGator
It certainly doesn’t cover her $6,500,000 home.

It wouldn't cover the taxes. I think she's using celebrity math.

37 posted on 06/26/2014 3:31:00 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: AnAmericanAbroad

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.


38 posted on 06/26/2014 3:31:29 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: sphinx

Exactly...I could do some damage if I had $50K in spending cash over and above my living family expenses.


39 posted on 06/26/2014 3:33:20 PM PDT by The Unknown Republican
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To: nickcarraway
although not quite that frugal, Zooey Deschanel is still right up there and she's a good girl...

The Stats

Zooey was recently nominated for a Golden Globe for her role on the sitcom “New Girl.” Here are the basic details about her finances:


40 posted on 06/26/2014 3:34:08 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: nickcarraway
This "I'm poor/thrifty, etc." schtick is going around: first Hillary, now Knightley.

There is no way that she lives on anything remotely like $50,000 per year. Monthly, perhaps.

41 posted on 06/26/2014 3:34:52 PM PDT by Kennard
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To: Moonman62
It wouldn't cover the taxes. I think she's using celebrity math.


42 posted on 06/26/2014 3:35:26 PM PDT by Disambiguator (#cornedbeef)
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To: hecticskeptic

“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.


43 posted on 06/26/2014 3:36:12 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator

Well that makes it a little easier....


44 posted on 06/26/2014 3:36:27 PM PDT by When do we get liberated? (A socialist is a communist who realizes he must suck at the tit of Capitalism.)
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To: TexasGator

Makeup and cigarettes cost a lot.


45 posted on 06/26/2014 3:37:09 PM PDT by minnesota_bound
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To: Moonman62

“It wouldn’t cover the taxes. I think she’s using celebrity math. “

I think it covers her coffee and doorman tips.


46 posted on 06/26/2014 3:37:23 PM PDT by TexasGator
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To: TexasGator

The annual property tax on that house in CA would be $65,000 a year.


47 posted on 06/26/2014 3:45:08 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: TexasGator

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.


48 posted on 06/26/2014 3:55:13 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - Eclipse, the sequel to Bright Horizons is out! Get it now!)
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To: KC Burke
I have to watch her in Pride and Prejudice about once a year. A great job.

Good flick.

One reason why:

Keira Knightley Banned From Pouting Lips In Pride and Prejudice By Director


49 posted on 06/26/2014 3:57:03 PM PDT by x
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To: nickcarraway

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.


50 posted on 06/26/2014 3:57:07 PM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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