Zooey Deschanel's 'New Girl' Salary Revealed in Divorce Papers
Move over Suze Orman. Hollywood has an new budget balancer, and it's ... Zooey Deschanel?
The New Girl actress and singer filed to divorce rocker-husband Ben Gibbard on Dec. 27 after more than two years of marriage, citing irreconciliable differences. Court documents, via TMZ, reveal the 31-year-old's net worth and arguably thrifty celebrity approach to finances.
According to the papers, Deschanel earns a monthly paycheck of $95,000 for starring in the freshman Fox sitcom. She's listed $1,578,000 in the bank, $1,645,000 in stocks and $693,300 in property, bringing her total net worth to $3,916,300.
Here is a partial list of how she spends it, per Deschanel's breakdown of average monthly expenses totaling $22,550: telephone, cell phone and email ($300); dining out ($500); laundry ($600); utilities ($800); groceries and household supplies ($1,000); clothes ($2000). And Deschanel gives almost as much to charity each month as she spends on clothes -- a generous $1,500 per month.
But here's the kicker: Deschanel has three credit cards -- American Express, Visa and MasterCard -- on which she lists an impressive balance of zero.