Gerard Depardieu shocked the world when he decided to give up being French this year, and embrace Russian Citizenship. His open letter to Putin after adopting his new country said: "I love your country, Russia - its people, its history, its writers. I love your culture, your intelligence." He is also a big fan of the tax system - after very publicly denouncing the changes to the French system.
Adopting a new country is one way to pay less tax, but he is far from the only celebrity to have made an interesting choice for tax reasons.
DepardieuDepardieu had been in a public argument with France's new socialist leaders since President Francois Hollande said he would raise taxes for those earning over 1 million euros to 75%. At that point he announced his plan to move to Belgium, which the Prime Minister called 'shabby and unpatriotic'.
However, he was drawn to Russia instead, partly by Vladamir Putin, who is said to be a personal friend, and partly by a 13% tax rate.
It's an interesting move, but adopting a new nationality isn't the only approach the mega-rich have taken in order to cut their tax bill. A number of celebrities have hit the headlines for their interesting tax planning choices...
Jimmy CarrJimmy Carr will forever be associated with tax after it emerged in The Times last year that he used a legal tax-avoidance scheme called K2.
Those using the scheme redirect their earnings into a Jersey-based trust, which then gives them low interest, or no-interest loans, on which they pay almost no tax. Over time, the trust then writes off these loans, so clients pay as little as 1% tax on their income. Carr has since stopped using the scheme, and apologised for it.