The celebrity life can indeed be a glamorous life.
VIP treatment everywhere from restaurants and salons to airports and the DMV. Designers clamoring to dress you. Ever so much fawning. And oh, the freebies. Clothes, makeup, cleaning products, energy bars... So many goodies in exchange for hashtag exposure or a red carpet mention.
Yet even those drool-inducing perks only go so far toward leading an actual life, with taxes, house and car payments, school tuition, insurance, utility bills, data plans and all that the daily grind entails. Some people may be flush enough to be able to leave their average, everyday expenses for a business manager to deal with, but that probably then means those everyday expenses are exceptionally high. There's no such thing as a zero-dollar footprint in Hollywood.
And while there are infinite opportunities to spend money in increasingly outlandish ways, there are only so many stratospheric incomes. And even when the income is stratospheric, there are ways to shrink that sum right down to size.