9 Millionaires and Billionaires With Surprisingly Frugal Habits

Maybe you think that if you were a Bill Gates-level billionaire, you’d sleep on a golden bed with diamond-studded pillows, dine only on gourmet meals prepared by a personal chef, and wear each article of clothing just once before discarding it.

And maybe Gates does some of those things — I’ve never actually been invited over, though he lives only 15 minutes from me. But delve into biographies of some of the super-rich, and the surprising thing is that many of them don’t live like Richie Rich of comic-book fame.

They have the trappings, sure — enormous homes, fancy cars, hired help, private jets. But some of the mega-wealthy still practice thrifty habits.

Following is a look at some of the ways famous rich people keep their money in their wallets.

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