The Biggest Celebrity Scrooges of 2013

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The Biggest Celebrity Scrooges of 2013
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Bah humbug! Just because they make it, that doesn’t mean they want to throw it all away on anything with a price tag. Holiday cheer may be all around us, but a few celebrities are “spending” it all on counting every last penny. Here are the biggest celebrity scrooges of 2013…

Madonna – “She feels like everyone is lucky to work for her and that she shouldn’t have to pay them,” a source told Star, revealing Madonna won’t be giving out bonuses this year. “Her staffers work way over time and get paid half what they should!” She may routinely top the Forbes list for biggest moneymaker of the year, but that doesn’t mean she’s going to spend it.

Owen Wilson – When Owen was dating Kate Hudson, he threw a big celebration for her birthday, where he also invited her ex-husband Chris Robinson from the Black Crowes. Sounds cheerful enough, right? Then the check arrived. “It was super awkward,” an eyewitness recounted. “Everyone assumed Owen would pick up the tab because he organized the party. But when the waiter put the check down, he just sat there with his arms folded, pretending not to notice. Finally, Chris was forced to put his credit card down.”

Kate Hudson – Speaking of Kate, she herself admitted this year that she can’t afford to spend her finances on designer clothing. “People think [celebrities] own all these dresses…we borrow them. I can’t afford to buy stuff,” the actress with a net worth of $38 million recently said. “There are certain things I splurge on, but it’s very rare, especially when you have two kids and school tuition. I wish I could, but the truth is, things are just so expensive.”

Scott Disick – Scott talks a big game, driving expensive cars and wearing high-end clothing, but to shopkeepers around Hollywood he has a nickname: “Mr. All Flash and No Cash!” A source said, “He tells his favorite watchmakers and designers that if he wears their clothes or jewelry, he’ll be photographed in them and get them good PR.”

Tyra Banks – “I am frugal,” Tyra said of taking hotel room soaps and shampoos while traveling. “When I was young, my mom would give me my allowance, and I’d peel off a little each week and have some to spare.”

Mark Zuckerberg – Mark Zuckerberg may have founded Facebook, a multi-billion dollar empire, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to spend any of it on a new wardrobe, preferring to stay in the threads he’s accustomed to: hoodies and jeans. Never change, Mark.

LeBron James – LeBron may have a $13 million a year salary, but you wouldn't know it from an incident in which he had a Cleveland restaurant stay open after hours for himself and his friends. When the bill arrived, he reportedly tipped $10. 

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