8 extremely wealthy people who choose to live frugally
But to a billionaire it means showing up to work in a T-shirt and jeans, driving a Toyota or Volkswagen, and, in some instances, foregoing the purchase of a private jet or lavish vacation home.Surprisingly, some of the richest people on earth are incredibly frugal, each one with their own penny-pinching habits.
Warren Buffett, chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, still lives in the same home he bought for $31,500 in 1958.
Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, drives a manual-transmission Volkswagen hatchback.Advertisement
Carlos Slim Helú, founder of Grupo Carso, has lived in the same six-bedroom house for more than 40 years.
Charlie Ergen, chairman of Dish Network, still packs a brown-bag lunch every day.Advertisement
Amancio Ortega, founder of Inditex, eats lunch with his employees in the Zara headquarters cafeteria.
Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA, still flies economy and often rides the bus.Advertisement
Azim Premji, chairman of Wipro Ltd., drives secondhand cars and always reminds employees to turn off the lights at the office.
Judy Faulkner, founder of Epic Systems, says she's never been interested in "living lavishly."Advertisement
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