Who doesn’t like to get coupons and nobody can say no to a free meal or a discounted outfit for that matter. It is not always about being cost-conscious, but I am sure everyone enjoys these little treats even if you are the wealthiest person on the globe. Maybe this is one of the reasons behind they being so rich.
In this list, we have five people who are billionaires, but despite their staggering wealth, they are still not shy to use coupons.
Bill Gates and Warren Buffett
Bill Gates is the name that needs no introduction; he is truly one of the richest people in the world with a net worth of $89.3 billion. He is the co-founder of the Microsoft Company as well as a great author and the second greatest philanthropist in the world. Bill Gates is good friends with Warren Buffett, who is also an American businessman and philanthropist with a net worth of $78.9 billion. He is also one of the greatest philanthropists of modern times. Everyone calls Buffet “Oracle of Omaha,” and he is, without any doubt, the most successful investor in the world.
At a formal dinner, Bill recalled the time when Buffett took him out for a casual lunch years back: “Remember the laugh we had when we traveled together to Hong Kong and decided to get lunch at McDonald’s? You offered to pay, dug into your pocket, and pulled out … coupons!”.
While both of them, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, are billionaires but that doesn’t mean they aren’t humble.
Have you heard about the famous TV host, Suze Orman who is also an America based author, a motivational speaker, and a financial advisor. She is quite rich but still appreciates every single saving to the present day despite her tremendous net worth. While talking to CNBC, she once said: “We get such joy when we go to the grocery store and KT [Kathy Travis] comes out, and she says, ‘Look, because I have this coupon, we saved $2.50.’ And we high five each other, because you should always get enjoyment out of it.”
Isn’t it amazing? We surely need more people like her who are down to earth and despite being rich know the value of money and hard work required to earn it.
Carmelo Anthony is a basketball player. He is one of the highest paid American sports players. He has told many times in different interviews that he loves using coupons and enjoys little discounts here and there; however, he mentioned several times that whenever he whips out those coupons anywhere in a restaurant or a grocery store, people around him are utterly shocked. He once told CBS Denver, “I go to the supermarket, make sure I get the newspaper and tear the coupons out, save a dollar or two. I’m a human too.” The 33-year-old is not just a superstar but a hero!
Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta who we all know as Lady Gaga is an American pop star, a songwriter as well as an actress. She is very famous for experimenting with her looks. Her net worth is around $275 million, yet she values every small deal and uses coupons whenever possible to save some bucks. Because if you can then why not? You will also find her bargaining at local stores whenever she is up for shopping. Back in December 2012, Lady Gaga posted on Twitter, “why do people look at me like I’m crazy when I use coupons at the grocery or try bargaining at retail, I’M FROM NEW YORK WHERE IS THE SALE RACK?”
Be proud of what you have and enjoy the life to its fullest!