Keira Knightley and James Righton wed last month amid a lot of paparazzi attention, but not a lot of spectacle. It was a very low-key wedding, and many people wondered if that was intentional. Well, after information about Keira's salary leaked online, it makes much more sense.
Although Keira's actual earnings were over $2 million dollars, from all of her film and endorsement deals, she only took home about $62,000 of that as her salary. Sources say that the reason for that is because Keira's attempting to live a more 'frugal' lifestyle, and so she's restricting the amount of money she's been spending on herself.
The sources add, "Keira took home £20,000 ($31,000 AU) in dividends from the company in 2012 and a salary of £11,000 ($17,200 AU). Her biggest expenditure put through the books was £41,000 on security but she spent little else. Her travel costs were just over £4,000 ($6,400 AU) and she didn’t pay for a personal trainer, despite spending almost £1,000 ($1570 AU) on one the year before. The accounts also show that she did not shell out a penny on clothes and make-up.”
That's certainly admirable, especially for a major celebrity of her stature and who commands so much in salary and endorsement deals. She will also be making more than $2 million next year, especially as she has plenty more films lined up within the next two years.