Money alienates you’: Multi-millionaire Keira Knightley explains why she gives herself an allowance of just $50,000 a year

June 21, 2014 11:59 am 0 comments Views: 1456

She reportedly has an estimated net worth of $50million but Hollywood actress Keira Knightley is determined to stay grounded.

In a recent interview with Glamour magazine, the 29-year-old revealed that she gives herself an annual allowance of just $50,000.

While this would still be a high figure to most, it’s merely a drop in the ocean for the star of box office smashes such as Atonement and Love Actually.

Keeping it real: Keira Knightley opens up about why she sticks to an annual budget of $50,000 in a recent interview with Glamour magazine

Keeping it real: Keira Knightley opens up about why she sticks to an annual budget of $50,000 in a recent interview with Glamour magazine

The Oscar-nominated actress told the publication: ‘It’s something around that, I mean, if I want or need something that goes over that, I get it, but, yes, around that.

‘I think living an [expensive] lifestyle means you can’t hang out with people who don’t live that lifestyle. It alienates you. Some of my best, most hilarious times have been in the least luxurious places.’

She was praised for recycling the strapless pink tulle Chanel dress she has worn to countless events for her civil wedding to James Righton in the South of France last year.

Frugal fancy: Keira recycled her favourite Chanel dress to marry James Righton in an intimate ceremony in the South of France last year

Frugal fancy: Keira recycled her favourite Chanel dress to marry James Righton in an intimate ceremony in the South of France last year

Recycling: The actress wore her stunning prom princess dress for a third time at the end of last year as she attended a charity gala in London

Recycling: The actress wore her stunning prom princess dress for a third time at the end of last year as she attended a charity gala in London

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