It pays to grow up geeky and cheeky. British actor Simon Pegg
(Shaun of the Dead
, Run Fatboy Run, Paul
) is now an international comedy star who makes serious money. To promote his autobiography Nerd Do Well
Pegg told The Price of Fame
what he learned about saving as a lad ("don't spend it all"), what it was like to have little means and a big Star Wars
obsession, and how he managed a budget working as a toy-tester by day and standup comic at night. Then he spills the beans on why he'll never be able to shop at the Salvation Army. Thrift stores beware.