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Zooey Deschanel

I've Got $3 Million ...

And 0 Balance on Credit Cards!

1/4/2012 4:40 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Zooey Deschanel is worth millions, spends relatively modestly, and has a zero balance on her credit cards ... this according to documents her lawyer just filed in her divorce case.

TMZ broke the story ... Zooey just filed for divorce from her hubby of 2 years -- Ben Gibbard, the lead singer of Death Cab for Cutie.

For some reason, her lawyer attached Zooey's income and expense declaration.

Here's the lowdown:

-- Zooey -- who stars in "New Girl" -- makes an average of $95,000 a month
-- Her expenses average $22,550 a month
-- She has 3 credit cards ... AmEx, Visa and Mastercard, all of which have a 0 balance.
-- She has $1,578,000 in the bank
-- Zooey has an additional $1,645,000 in stocks, bonds, etc.
-- Zooey has real and personal property valued at $693,300

As for what she spends a month, Zooey says she drops $1,000 on groceries and household supplies, $500 eating out (really?), $800 on utilities, $300 for her various phones and email accounts, $600 in laundry and cleaning, $2,000 for clothes.

She also donates $1,500 a month to charity.


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She donates to charity almost as much as she spends on her clothing allowance. Pretty cool Zooey, pretty cool.

1032 days ago


Now if she'd only stop banging her co-star...

1032 days ago


I knew I liked her.

1032 days ago


She decided she was too cool to be married to Ben and is now a zero on my scale from 1 to 10.

1032 days ago


Of COURSE she only spends $500 a month going out to eat - did you see her on Top Chef? Her list of demands for food are so ridiculous I doubt there is any place that is acceptable for her to get dinner. Allergies, Vegan, Gluten-free, and who knows what else.
Bet living with her is a joy.

1032 days ago

Bill Leslie    

while I actually admire her (even I don't know her) for living within her means I can't resist asking the liberal partisan extremists what about "OCCUPY ZOOEY" ?? -- those are the 1% and you're letting them get a free pass.

1032 days ago

wasted days and wasted nights    

She is surely not amused to have all of her financial position out there flapping in the breeze, but she has certainly been a good steward of her finances and should be commended for that, especially when so many of her peers are blowin' their bucks on wacky mansions and exotic cars and whatever else messes up their lives.

1032 days ago


Good for her. It's nice to see a young actress who is managing a considerable income well, while still apparently enjoying some of the good life!

1032 days ago


I love Zooey and her sister Emily. I also hope Zooey hooks up with her co-star Jake Johnson. He is much cuter then her soon to be ex-hubby. ZOOEY RULES!!!!!!!!

1032 days ago


@L Reim.... no, I didn't notice what she's paying on her mortgage because it's none of my God damn business!

1032 days ago


Thank God. something positive for a change. Not about the divorce of course but that she is responsible with her money and doesn't blow it on stupid stuff and have to go in forclosure and stuff. And she has honest to god talent in things other than looking good and shopping. WAY TO GO ZOEY.

1032 days ago


Actually, she's living pretty modestly for a big star. You go girl!

1032 days ago


Not trying to be stupid, but reading this article, I didn't get the "Really??" after the "$500 eating out". If you eat about 3 x's a week, that's not unreasonable... so not getting the point that TMZ was trying to make... did they think it should be more or less?

1032 days ago

Fat Mike    

Who'd want to divorce her? The only annoying thing about being around Zooey would be using her name.
I saw her sister filming on 7th in DTLA one night and the conversation at the bar I was in turned to Zooey. We spent the rest of the night walking around drunk just saying "Zooey, Zooooooooooooey, zoo-e"
I know, I'm a dill.

1032 days ago


She's saying she's got 3 million - and wants to keep it.

What this means:

She's got six million, but only wants to give him 1.5.

1032 days ago
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