It is generally accepted that the rich and famous love to flaunt their income, as well as often brag about expensive purchases. However, there are also such personalities from which it is worth taking an example. They are modest and unassuming, moderately economical and decent - the real heroes of our time.
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, leads a sporty lifestyle, which is why he can often be found in sportswear with a backpack on his shoulder and without a tie. And he prefers a bicycle to an expensive car, which is not surprising, since Mr. Johnson is the main supporter and activist developing the bicycle movement in Britain.
The legendary Richard Branson is not only a well-known businessman and author of books on motivation and self-development, but also an extremely shocking personality, not without reason he is called a “hippie billionaire”. As the founder of Virgin Airlines, Branson often shocks the public. So, many people remembered his appearance in a flight attendant's suit on the Perth - Kuala Lumpur flight, where he served passengers in all seriousness, serving them lunch and drinks.
Uruguayan President Jose Cardano leads a very modest life. He spends almost all of his income (about 400 thousand rubles) on charity, living in a rural house and drawing water from a well. He does not have expensive helicopters and yachts, and his most impressive purchase can be considered only a 1987 Volkswagen car.
The Mayor of Reykjavik, Yone Gnarre is another brilliant creative person. He got his post by no means through connections or several higher educations. In the past, this is a former taxi driver, as well as a comedian who decided to create his own political party, which included mainly the same creative personalities: actors, artists, musicians. Incredibly, it was he who was able to win popular love and receive more than 30% of the vote.
The creator and owner of the legendary Duty Free chain of stores, Chuck Finney has made an incredible fortune of several billion dollars, but he regularly invests almost all of his funds in healthcare, science, nursing homes, education and other programs. By the end of 2020, his goal is to donate all of his capital to the needs of the community.
Michael Bloomberg, the former mayor of New York, is another billionaire with a more than modest lifestyle. As mayor, he did not have a separate office in the city council building, working side by side with colleagues, rode the subway instead of an expensive car, and ate peanut butter.
Sergey Brin, billionaire legendary president and co-founder of Google, is also not used to boasting about his wealth. His house is not a posh mansion somewhere in Beverly Hills, but an ordinary three-room apartment. He also drives not a Bentley or Porsche, but an eco-friendly Toyota Prius. In addition, Sergey prefers the usual teahouse in San Francisco with predominantly Russian cuisine to expensive restaurants.
Although Princess Madeleine of Sweden had a rather scandalous and turbulent past, at the moment she is a real national heroine. Now she is an exemplary mother and caring wife who manages to do not only household chores, but also donates impressive funds to charity and other humanitarian initiatives.
Amancio Ortega, founder of the Zara chain of stores, can often be found in the corporate cafeteria at lunchtime or in the cafeteria with a cup of inexpensive coffee. He communicates openly with his subordinates and does not stand out in any way among ordinary residents of Spain.
Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is another curious character. After leaving the company, Steve donated virtually all of his savings to the development of technology programs at the local school. In addition, he began teaching computer literacy to fifth grade children, while doing various educational charitable programs.