Daniel Craig, the rugged yet suave actor, who is the current James Bond said that he would not leave his entire fortune to his children, and he has his reasons. The 53-year-old actor, whose fortune is reportedly more than a hundred millions dollars ($160 million approximately) said that he finds it “distasteful” that children or other heirs get huge amounts of money as inheritance. However, he does not say that he would give away all of his money and suggests that he would leave some amount of it for his children.
This is not the first time that the star of the James Bond franchise and Knives Out has spoken of giving away his fortune as charity rather than a big inheritance but last month he reiterated this stance, right about the time his fortune increased due to his latest movie in the Bond franchise No Time To Die for which Variety had reported that he earned $25 million and sequels of Knives Out for which he earned $100 million.
In the recent issue of Candis magazine, Daniel Craig mentioned the old adage that said that if a person died as a rich person, then he or she had failed. He also mentioned that Andrew Carnegie gave away what would be $11 billion, in current times and said that it showed how rich he was. Craig also said that he would “bet he kept some of it too.”
Daniel Craig called it “distasteful” to leave vast amounts of money to children. He said that his philosophy was to get rid of it or to give it away “before you go” rather than leave huge sums for the next generation.
Considering his remarks that Carnegie kept some of his fortune, he also might keep some of his million-dollar fortune for his children. He has two daughters: the first is a 29-year-old with Fiona Lourdon whom he was earlier married to and a 2-year-old with wife Rachel Weisz. Weisz is also an actor. She has been friends for years with Craig before they got married and also has a teenage son.
Some of the other prominent millionaires and billionaires who have said that they will give away most of their fortunes in their lifetimes include
- Warren Buffet
- Bill and Melinda Gates
- Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
- McKenzie Scott and more