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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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