Celebrities are almost never short of a buck or two. But even having a bank balance beyond most of our imagination won’t stop these 15 stars from clamping down on their wallets.
The Donald Trump Organization came under fire after it was suggested some of its funds were being used for political reasons.
To add insult to injury, the same organization is said to have pledged money for 9/11 relief. But Donny’s foundation never coughed up. The money was said to have paid the organization’s legal fees instead.
The daughter of Republican ex-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin has built a controversial reputation over the years, particularly for her behavior that often goes against her religious beliefs.
She also got involved in the charity Candie’s Foundation, which she somehow wangled an impressive $262,500 as its ambassador.
It’s one thing to be a lousy tipper. Still, it’s another ballgame to get involved with charitable causes and not pony up the dough.
She and her then-husband, Lamar Odom, launched a charity called Cathy’s Kids to raise money for cancer research. Unfortunately, this charity collapsed and was left severely in debt after much of the $22 million it earned was unaccounted for.
Despite being involved in many charitable causes, Gaga was at the center of a wristband profit-related controversy for the Born This Way Foundation.
The wristbands were supposed to generate money for the 2011 Japanese Earthquake victims. Still, she was accused of “profiting” from these sales. The same foundation was accused of “Misusing funds” three years later.
The disgraced athlete founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation to help support people with cancer after his diagnosis in 1996.
However, the foundation is said to have raised circa $103 million. But only $5 million of that actually went to charity. Supposedly the rest went to Armstrong and various “admin fees.”
The egotistical rapper once helmed the charity The Kanye West Foundation alongside his mother, Donda.
However, the charity was immediately shut down when it was revealed none of the $570,000 went into the cause and instead just covered “administration costs.”
TV star Kim, who isn’t short of cash, hosted an auction of her clothes via Ebay’s charity auction in 2012.
However, she raised controversy when it was revealed that only 10% of the money earned went to charity – the rest was said to have gone into her pocket.
To add to his growing list of jerk behavior, the golfing legend makes waiting staff cringe whenever he stops for a bite.
Not only does he have a reputation for racking up a hefty bill and making whoever he’s accompanied with pay for it, but he’s known for never even leaving a tip.
Another terrible tipper. Dunst is said to have received “many” free meals at fancy Hollywood restaurants in her time – without leaving a tip.
Insiders have even said she will “rudely decline” when asked if she will leave a tip.
No stranger to controversy, the ‘Toxic’ singer is said to rack up £250 restaurant bills and not leave a tip.
One restaurant even accused her of “throwing coins” at the on-site valet. Lovely.
You know it’s bad when even your pals call you out for being a cheapskate.
The athlete’s long-time friend, Charles Barkley, has commented on his no-tipping etiquette and even described him as “as cheap as they come.”
Madge has a longstanding reputation as a lousy tipper. While she will leave a tip (usually), it’s never typically excellent.
An example would be having a £400 meal in a London eatery and only leaving an £18 tip.
Robert De Niro
Another rich and famous star whose stingy reputation precedes him.
It’s alleged that a New York limo firm secretly calls him “Robert No De Niro” for his lack of tips.
Sarah Jessica Parker
SJP is estimated to have a $200 million fortune to her name and will happily spend that on cladding herself in designer outfits.
However, no expense is spared for kitting out her kids – the S&TC star reportedly buys them second-hand clothes.
Tinseltown is a small place, and it doesn’t take long for a bad reputation to take hold. Just ask Sharon Stone.
Stone is said to be quite the demanding diva when she visits certain establishments, such as restaurants.
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