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The Most Over The Top Quotes From Celebrities About Their Wealth  

Mason Weigel
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Most people have to work hard to make it by. But then there are the rich and famous – the overpaid Hollywood actors, the richest Americans, and those born into wealth. It seems like it's all too easy to forget what it's like to live without enough money to buy a private island. These quotes from celebrities about their wealth are out of touch, to say the least.

There are all too many crazy celeb quotes about being rich. Take Gwyneth Paltrow, who sneers at the thought of eating food out of cans. Or Paul McCartney, who quipped about writing songs purely for the cash. And then there are the ever-controversial Kardashian-Jenners; momager Kris has some eye-rolling thoughts on diamonds. These over the top things stars have said about wealth illustrate just how fame and money often go hand-in-hand with detachment from reality.

Money can buy a lot, but as these quotes prove, it can't buy tact.

Brooke Shields is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Over The Top Quotes From Celebrities About Their Wealth
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What She Said: “I’m so naive about finances. Once when my mother mentioned an amount and I realized I didn't understand, she had to explain, ‘That’s like three Mercedes.’ Then I understood.”

When She Said It: unknown

Age: 50

Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America

Profession: Spokesperson, Television producer, Model, Author, Actor, + more

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Gwyneth Paltrow is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Over The Top Quotes From Celebrities About Their Wealth
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What She Said: "I’d rather smoke crack than eat cheese from a tin."

When She Said It: a 2012 TV interview

Age: 43

Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Comedian, Model, Author, Actor, + more

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Kris Jenner is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Over The Top Quotes From Celebrities About Their Wealth
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What She Said: "A girl never knows when she might need a couple of diamonds at ten o'clock in the morning."

When She Said It: in response to a compliment from Scott Disick

Age: 63

Birthplace: San Diego, California, United States of America

Profession: Businessperson, Television producer, Presenter

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Whitney Houston is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Over The Top Quotes From Celebrities About Their Wealth
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What She Said: “Crack is cheap. I make too much money to ever smoke crack. Let’s get that straight. OK? We don’t do crack. We don’t do that. Crack is whack.”

When She Said It: a 2002 interview with Diane Sawyer

Age: Dec. at 49 (1963-2012)

Birthplace: USA, Newark, New Jersey

Profession: Record producer, Songwriter, Musician, Film Producer, Model, + more

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