Which Slytherin are you?



Once you become a huge star and start making serious money, it’s generally assumed that your life changes completely. Certain people covet a fancier lifestyle, though others may shy away from it. But what if megastar celebrities’ fame and fortune, while welcome, didn’t alter their lives in any considerable way? What about the super-famous guys and gals who still shop at Whole Foods, don’t bother with personal assistants, and happily clip coupons in order to ensure they always get the best deals?


Here are some of the biggest and most well-known names in the business who, in spite of their massive Hollywood careers and considerable wealth, have managed to stay down to earth and live like normal people.


Jay Leno


Easily one of — if not the — most famous late-night talk show hosts of all time, with a chin that won’t quit, the incomparable Jay Leno has built up a considerable following over his 30-year career, along with some major bank. His estimated net worth, at the time of writing, is around $350 million. However, much like several other entrants on this list, Leno learned how to save in his formative years, reportedly working two jobs in his youth: one for bills and spending money, and the other strictly for saving purposes.


Since retiring from The Tonight Show (the wages for which he reportedly put entirely into his savings accounts throughout his run), Leno has lived purely off the proceeds from his lucrative stand-up career, which is presumably a lot easier with all that extra money stashed in the bank. He might have a serious predilection for buying classic cars, but the funnyman has allegedly “never spent a dime” of his late-show money, “— ever.”


Sarah Jessica Parker


She’ll always be Carrie to most of us, a Sex and the City character who, in spite of submitting maybe 1,000 words of copy a week, managed to live in a $700-a-month apartment in NYC while purchasing copious amounts of designer shoes and heading out for cocktails practically every night. According to The Richest, Sarah Jessica Parker, the actress otherwise known as Carrie, is worth an estimated $90 million, so if she wanted to buy a new pair of Louboutins every week, she could.


However, in a 2008 interview with Parade, Parker extolled the virtues of working hard for your money, revealing how she dressed her son, James Wilkie, in hand-me-down clothing throughout his younger years. This was thanks to Parker’s “older nephews” and the fact that her mother saved all of her brother’s childhood clothing, which meant she had no real reason to buy her son anything new, noting at the time that she didn’t think she had “ever bought him any clothes.”

“Start the Quiz”

  • Question of

    worst thing about Hogwarts?

    • Potter
    • Everyone’s just so nice
    • I can’t think of anything specifically
    • Do-gooders!
  • Question of

    What subject bores you silly?

    • All of them
    • History of Magic
    • Charms
    • Defence Against the Dark Arts
  • Question of

    What’s the best thing about capes and stuff?

    • They make you look like Darth Vader
    • They look menacing
    • It keeps me warm in Hogwarts’ colder rooms
    • They’re quite stylish
  • Question of

    What pizza topping should be sent to Azkaban?

    • Too much cheese, actually
    • Mushrooms
    • Onion
    • Ham and pineapple
  • Question of

    What’s the most exciting Quidditch team position?

    • Chasers
    • Seeker
    • Keeper
    • I don’t have time for sport
  • Question of

    What makes you laugh the most?

    • Harry Potter falling over into a puddle
    • Any of the Gryffindor lot tripping into a prickly bush
    • A nice romantic comedy
    • Other people’s misfortune
  • Question of

    What’s the best popcorn to have at the cinema?

    • Salty
    • Extra salty
    • Salt and sweet
    • I’d prefer liquorice
  • Question of

    What’s the best colour to paint a bedroom?

    • Charcoal
    • Midnight blue
    • Blackest black
    • Yellow… just joking. I’d go for the darkest black there is!
  • Question of

    What flavour milkshake would you like?

    • Chocolate
    • Strawberry
    • Banana
    • Blackcurrant
  • Question of

    What’s the best kind of spell to cast?

    • Snake Summons Spell
    • Avada Kedavra
    • Imperius
    • Protego Diabolica
  • Question of

    What are you most afraid of?

    • Failing
    • Being alone
    • Death
    • Being forgotten
    • Losing a loved one
  • Question of

    Which quality do you find most valuable?

    • Loyalty
    • Wealth
    • Ambition
    • Intelligence
    • Influence
  • Question of

    Have you ever done anything you regret in your pursuit of power?

    • Yes, because it made me look bad
    • No
    • Yes, because it hurt someone
  • Question of

    Name your biggest flaw.

    • I pick favorites
    • I’m prejudiced
    • I’m misunderstood
    • I’m easily influenced
    • I’m too aggressive
  • Question of

    Name your greatest strength

    • I have a passion for teaching others
    • I recognize my mistakes
    • I’ll do anything for love
    • I am very charming
    • I see the potential in people

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