71 Amazingly Funny, Witty, and Inspiring Celebrity Money Quotes



We live today in a society that exalts celebrities.  I thought it would be fun to collect some of the best celebrity soundbites from athletes to movie stars to Presidents and everyone in between.  Share in the comments which one was your favorite celebrity money quote!!


  1. Too many people spend money they earned..to buy things they don’t want..to impress people that they don’t like.

    -Will Rogers, actor


  2. A wise person should have money in their head, but not in their heart.

    -Jonathan Swift, essayist


  3. People have got to learn: if they don’t have cookies in the cookie jar, they can’t eat cookies.

    -Suze Orman, financial advisor


  4. I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.

    -Steve Martin, actor


  5. An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.

    -Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of US


  6. I will tell you the secret to getting rich on Wall Street. You try to be greedy when others are fearful. And you try to be fearful when others are greedy.

    -Warren Buffett, American investor


  7. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.

    -Charles Dickens, writer


  8. I never attempt to make money on the stock market. I buy on the assumption that they could close the market the next day and not reopen it for ten years.

    -Warren Buffett, American investor


  9. A nickel ain’t worth a dime anymore.

    -Yogi Berra, baseball catcher/manager


  10. Money never made a man happy yet, nor will it. The more a man has, the more he wants. Instead of filling a vacuum, it makes one.

    -Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of US


  11. Money is only a tool. It will take you wherever you wish, but it will not replace you as the driver.

    -Ayn Rand, novelist


  12. Financial peace isn’t the acquisition of stuff. It’s learning to live on less than you make, so you can give money back and have money to invest. You can’t win until you do this.

    -Dave Ramsey, financial author


  13. Buy when everyone else is selling and hold until everyone else is buying. That’s not just a catchy slogan. It’s the very essence of successful investing.

    -J. Paul Getty, American Industrialist


  14. If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.

    -Henry Ford, American Industrialist


  15. How many millionaires do you know who have become wealthy by investing in savings accounts? I rest my case.

    -Robert G. Allen, investor


  16. Try to save something while your salary is small; it’s impossible to save after you begin to earn more.

    -Jack Benny, comedian


  17. The individual investor should act consistently as an investor and not as a speculator.

    -Ben Graham, investor


  18. I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

    -Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President


  19. You must gain control over your money or the lack of it will forever control you.

    -Dave Ramsey, financial author


  20. Rich people have small TVs and big libraries, and poor people have small libraries and big TVs.

    -Zig Ziglar, author


  21. Never spend your money before you have it.

    -Thomas Jefferson, 3rd US President


  22. Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.

    -Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of US


  23. It’s not how much money you make, but how much money you keep, how hard it works for you, and how many generations you keep it for.

    -Robert Kiyosaki, American businessman and author


  24. Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.”

    -Joe Biden, former Vice President of US


  25. If you have trouble imagining a 20% loss in the stock market, you shouldn’t be in stocks.

    -John Bogle, investor


  26. I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.

    -Pablo Picasso, Spanish painter


  27. “Don’t Gain The World & Lose Your Soul, Wisdom Is Better Than Silver Or Gold.”

    Bob Marley, Jamaican singer-songwriter


  28. “Being rich is not about how much money you have or how many homes you own; it’s the freedom to buy any book you want without looking at the price and wondering if you can afford it.”

    John Waters, film director


  29. “I am grateful for the blessings of wealth, but it hasn’t changed who I am. My feet are still on the ground. I’m just wearing better shoes.”  

    Oprah Winfrey, media proprietor


  30. “What good is money if it can’t buy happiness?”

    Agatha Christie, novelist


  31. “Money is usually attracted, not pursued.”

    -Jim Rohn, American entrepreneur


  32. “Money is like muck—not good unless it be spread.”

    -Francis Bacon, former Lord Chancellor


  33. “Money can’t buy happiness, but it will certainly get you a better class of memories.”

    -Ronald Reagan, 40th US President


  34. “Make money your god, and it will plague you like the devil.”

    -Henry Fielding, novelist


  35. “If you would be wealthy, think of saving as well as getting.”

    -Benjamin Franklin, Founding Father of US


  36. “Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.”

    -Arnold Schwarzenegger, former Governor of California/actor


  37. “If you stop at general math, you’re only going to make general math money.”

    -Former calculus student, Snoop Dogg, rapper


  38. “Money makes your life easier. If you’re lucky to have it, you’re lucky.”  

    -Robert De Niro, actor


  39. “Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.”

    -Woody Allen, filmmaker


  40. “Cocaine is God’s way of saying you’re making too much money.”

    -Robin Williams, comedian/actor


  41. “Money doesn’t talk; it swears.”

    -Bob Dylan, Jamaican singer/songwriter


  42. “Anybody who thinks money will make you happy, hasn’t got money.”

    -David Geffen, American business magnate


  43. “I always thought money was something just to make me happy. But I’ve learned that I feel better being able to help my folks, ’cause we never had nothing. So just to see them excited about my career is more of a blessing than me actually having it for myself.”

    -Kendrick Lamar, rapper


  44. “Success is having to worry about every … thing in the world, except money.”

    -Johnny Cash, singer-songwriter


  45. “People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.”

    -Joan Rivers, comedian


  46. “A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don’t need it.”

    -Bob Hope, comedian


  47. “A man with money is no match against a man on a mission.”

    -Doyle Brunson, poker player


  48. “Money brings you security and choice. You can make decisions in a different way if you have a lot of money. But when you have nothing, you have a naïveté, and a more fearless attitude because you have nothing to lose.”

    -Simon Cowell, television producer


  49. “I have too many credit cards. You know what happened? Someone stole one and I didn’t notice. I noticed when I got that bill. Whoa! It was so much less! I’m letting him keep it. I’m saving money!”

    -Rita Rudner, comedian


  50. “Work like you don’t need the money. Love like you’ve never been hurt. Dance like nobody’s watching.”

    -Satchel Paige, baseball player


  51. “Money and success don’t change people; they merely amplify what is already there.”

    -Will Smith, actor


  52. “I always try to be smart. I try to treat all the money I’m making like it’s the last time I’m going to make it.”

    -Eminem, rapper


  53. “I’ve seen so many people in this business that made a fortune. They get old and broke and can’t make any money. I tell you something… no one’s going to play a benefit for Jimmy Dean.”

    -Jimmy Dean, singer


  54. “God help me if I ever do another movie with an explosion in it. If you see me in a movie where stuff is exploding you’ll know I’ve lost all my money.”

    -Ben Affleck, actor


  55. “Find something in life that you love doing. If you make a lot of money, that’s a bonus, and if you don’t, you still won’t hate going to work.”

    -Jeff Foxworthy, comedian


  56. “When I decided to be a musician, I reckoned that that was going to be the way of less profit, less money. I was sort of giving up the idea of making a lot of money. It was what I loved to do. I would have done it anyway. If I’d had to work at Taco Bell I’d have still been out at night trying to play music.”

    -Tom Petty, musician


  57. “If saving money is wrong, I don’t want to be right!”

    -William Shatner, Canadian actor


  58. “The two things that can hurt you are if you need money or if you need fame. Those are the things that can be your Achilles’ heel. But if you don’t need money and you don’t need fame, then you’re free.”

    -Dana Carvey, actor


  59. “Instead of giving money to found colleges to promote learning, why don’t they pass a constitutional amendment prohibiting anybody from learning anything? If it works as good as the Prohibition one did, why, in five years we would have the smartest race of people on earth.”

    -Will Rogers, actor


  60. “I think one of the most pervasive evils in this world is greed and acquiring money for money’s sake. Once you have six houses and a plane, it’s just about a number. It’s never been anything I understood.”

    -Kevin Bacon, actor


  61. “The best money advice ever given me was from my father. When I was a little girl, he told me, ‘Don’t spend anything unless you have to.'”

    -Dinah Shore, singer


  62. “My mom has always been my champion. She was very smart and grounded. She said, ‘Save your money. Pay your taxes. Don’t put everything in one basket,’ but she let me explore and be creative.”

    -Queen Latifah, rapper/actress


  63. “I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money.”

    -Sammy Davis Jr., singer


  64. “The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.”

    -Albert Einstein, theoretical physicist


  65. “I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.”

    -Judy Garland, singer/actress


  66. “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.”

    -Brooke Shields, actress


  67. Money doesn’t make you happy. It just makes you feel better.

    –P. Diddy (Sean Combs), rapper


  68. Somebody said to me, ‘But the Beatles were anti-materialistic.’ That’s a huge myth. John and I literally used to sit down and say, ‘Now, let’s write a swimming pool.’

    -Paul McCartney, singer-songwriter


  69. Ever wonder about those people who spend $2 apiece on those little bottles of Evian water? Try spelling Evian backward.

    -George Carlin, comedian


  70. celebrity money quotes“Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.”

    -Groucho Marx, comedian/writer


  71. “If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.”

    -Earl Wilson, baseball player



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  1. Thanks for sharing that list. That must have taken you quite a long time to compile. It is hard for me to select my favorite. They are all full of wisdom.
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  2. I find the mix of quotes saying that money won’t bring happiness and the quotes essentially saying the opposite really interesting. Gotta admit that I laughed at the Arnold’s quote: “Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.”
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  3. Excellent list! I think the one that hits in on the nose the best is “Money doesn’t make you happy. It just makes you feel better.” –P. Diddy
    I know that is try with me. When we got out of debt and we had a decent net worth i wasn’t happy but I felt way better about our finances. Happiness came from feeling better and spending more time with my family without the stress on my mind.
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  4. “If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.”

    This statement by Henry Ford caught my eye.

    Money comes and goes. There’s no guarantee you’ll have the same amount of money forever. The only thing that you can rely on for support is knowledge from experiences you’ve encountered and that knowledge can give you the ability to do remarkable things.

    Money alone can’t do that.
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    • It’s amazing how many insightful quotes come from a generation ago that are still so applicable today. The more time moves on the more it remains the same 🙂

  5. Wow, I like number 5! It’s similar to what my government accounting teacher once said about the best investment you can make is with your education and will never suffer a loss 🙂
    Of course there are so many other good ones here, thanks for sharing!
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  6. All of these are great quotes. #20 stood out for me, you gain your knowledge through books and not worrying the size of your television.

  7. Good List. I really liked #4 by Steve Martin:
    I love money. I love everything about it. I bought some pretty good stuff. Got me a $300 pair of socks. Got a fur sink. An electric dog polisher. A gasoline powered turtleneck sweater. And, of course, I bought some dumb stuff, too.
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