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Eleven Celebrities on How They Spend Their Money

Financial advice (and failures) from the stars.
Clockwise from top left: Jill Soloway, Lee Daniels, Priyanka Chopra, Lars Ulrich, Shirley Manson, and Jordan Peele.

Clockwise from top left: Jill Soloway, Lee Daniels, Priyanka Chopra, Lars Ulrich, Shirley Manson, and Jordan Peele.

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Drummer, Metallica
The band’s WorldWired 2017 tour, in support of Hardwired … to Self-Destruct, kicks off on May 10.

Was there a moment when you figured out that music could be a job?
The first moment was in 1986. We had put out our third record, Master of Puppets, and we had spent about six months rolling around the U.S., touring with Ozzy Osbourne’s first arena outing. The last show, our manager looked all of us in the eye and told us that we had made enough money that we could all buy houses. That just never seemed like it was feasible, doing the kind of music that we played. And so I guess I’m always a little wary—we were trying not to look at it as a job for fear of losing that spark that keeps Metallica going. But obviously, we have a lot of people that work for us, a lot of people that help us out as a company, and that has to be tended to.