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11 celebrities who prove the power of simplicity
Kalli Sarkin
04.22.17

Sometimes there are celebrities who have “lost touch with reality.” They have the enough money to do whatever they want, so they live up the glamorous lifestyle. In spite of this, there are other celebrities who choose to live like an ordinary person – even though they have virtually limitless financial possibilities. The celebrities who embrace simplicity inspire our respect and admiration.

Here are 11 celebrities who are empowered by simplicity.

Coco Chanel

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Mademoiselle Coco was the original designer of the “little black dress”. She revolutionized the world of bulky, feathered hats and layered dresses. She even transformed daily fashion by incorporating stylish elements from men’s wardrobe: jackets, hats, umbrellas, cufflinks, and blouses with ties. She wore these designs herself, showing how fashionable simple changes could be.

Mark Zuckerberg

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The founder of Facebook likes to keep it simple when choosing his clothing. Deciding that clothes aren’t what he intends to spend time on, the multi-billionaire sports simple gray T-shirts. It is refreshing to see someone who could afford hundreds of brand-name items prefer something casual and comfortable.

Ingvar Kamprad

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The founder of Ikea is one of the most modest billionaires in the world. He keeps a Volvo he’s driven for 15 years, flies in economy class, and furnishes his house with items from his own stores.

Boris Johnson

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This former mayor of London and current Minister for Foreign Affairs of Great Britain likes to lead his citizens by example. He chooses to ride a bicycle to work because he thinks it’s an excellent replacement for the car.

Jennifer Garner

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This Hollywood star likes to keep it simple and set a good example for her children. She shops with her little ones at mass market stores and buys her produce in ordinary markets. It’s refreshing to see a celebrity who is so grounded.

Steve Jobs

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The founder of Apple liked to embrace simplicity by sticking to the same outfit day after day: jeans, a black turtleneck, and white sneakers. He lived in a moderate home and never let his wealth get to him.

Tyra Banks

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This beautiful “America’s Next Top Model” host often skips the fancy dinners and extravagant establishments. You can find her hanging around more accessible places like The Cheesecake Factory.

Russell Crowe

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This famous actor left Hollywood’s grasp to move to a ranch in Australia with his family. His jeep takes him through miles of fields as he appreciates the great outdoors.

Hayden Christensen

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This young but retired celebrity recently moved with his family to his homeland in Canada. Now he owns vegetable gardens, stables, and a hen house. Hayden learned what was important early in life and focuses on spending time with his family.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

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This celebrity focuses on doing good deeds for others, not for the spotlight. In 2004 he rescued and carried a drowning surfer 100 meters back to shore. But Schwarzenegger didn’t use the rescue as a publicity stunt. Instead, he chose to remain humble.

Keanu Reeves

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This actor embraces simplicity by wearing ordinary clothing and riding on the New York subway. He generously gives gifts to others and donates his paychecks to charity.

It is amazing to see celebrities who have stayed in touch with their values even though there are so many possibilities open to them.

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By Kalli Sarkin
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Kalli Sarkin is a contributing writer at Shareably. Kalli is based in Los Angeles and can be reached at hi@shareably.net.
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