He may be an international superstar having appeared in blockbuster productions from Hong Kong to Hollywood, but Chow Yun Fatt is still a frugal man deep down.
According to a My Paper report, Chow, who is said to be worth S$126 million, claimed that he is still using a first-generation Nokia phone, and that he can survive on just 500 Chinese Yuan (S$103) a month.
Speaking at a public event, Chow jokingly gave a detailed look into how that mont will look like.
The breakdown of that survivalist month is as such: He doesn't need food for the month as he can survive on just water for 28 days, which will get him 1000 yuan of savings (S$206).
With that amount of money for the next month, he needs now to only eat a meal costing 10 yuan (S$2) a day, which can save him 200 yuan (S$41).
The remaining 200 yuan is used for transporation.
He went on to explain the rationale behind his survivalist plan, saying that money should not be the barometer to one's happiness in life.
As long as one live his or her life to the max, he or she can be happy too no matter how poor, he added.