We always think that celebrities are living the glitz and the glamour. They drive the most expensive cars, uses the top of the line phones, and live in luxurious homes. However, little do we know that there are some celebrities, although they are living the dream, they cannot help but be “kuripot” or stingy.
A lot of people have the misconception with the word “kuripot.” Some people think that they are people who don’t like spending money. However, nowadays, the term has evolved. People are now associating it with practicality.
There is nothing wrong with being prudent. Even Boy Abunda said he is proudly kuripot. But Boy Abunda is not alone. There are more celebrities who call themselves kuripot too.
Celebrities Who Are Self-Confessed Kuripot
Solenn HeussaffWe see Solenn’s face in almost every product. But even a well-known “it” girl like her revealed that she only has one designer bag in her closet. According to her, the items she often uses are gifts from other people.
Sarah GeronimoThe Pop Star Princess revealed that she only buy things that she needs. Even when it comes to her vices, she won’t spend a fortune.
Anne CurtisIt is not a secret that Anne Curtis is worth millions — from her real estate commercials to her successful makeup line, we are thinking that she’s lying on a bed full of money. But the Princess of All Media revealed that 80% to 90% of her salary goes to her savings, a value that she learned from her Ilokana mother.
Luis ManzanoLuis might have learned the value of money after working at an early age. The TV host is also a self-confessed kuripot who only buy things he truly needs.
JC SantosJC’s life story is what we may consider rags to riches, thanks to his successful career in show business. According to him, he doesn’t have any vices. He’s afraid that he will lose everything that he has again and will end up hungry.
Enchong DeeMaja Salvador revealed how stingy Enchong is, especially during the time when he was still constructing his building. “Pag nagugutom siya, kung hindi ako ang inaasahan niya, si Kim o si Xian. One time, si Xian [ay] nagbigay ng food [so] kumuha siya ng food [pero] hindi niya namalayan na expired na pala. Ganun siya ka kuripot, nakakain siya ng mga expired na pagkain.”
Richard GomezIt may be surprising to see a successful actor and politician Richard Gomez on the list. Amy Perez, his co-star in “Palibhasa, Lalaki” disclosed how frugal Richard is. According to the actor, during an interview, he was frugal back then since he’s just starting and building his career.
Pops HernandezThe Concert Queen shared in an interview that she is wise when it comes to saving up. She avoids splurging unnecessarily. She stated that it’s hard earned money so she needs to spend it wisely.
Kaye AbadThe new mother is a self-confessed kuripot. This is why Paul Jake Castillo feels secure that she is handling their finances.
Ogie AlcasidThe veteran comedian, actor, and singer claim to be a kuripot. However, he is only frugal when it comes to himself. When it comes to his family, he loves spoiling them with nice things. Ogie believes that spending beyond our means is not wise since our families need financial security.
Are you also frugal? What ways do you do to avoid spending your money?