Popular British actor, Daniel Craig known as James Bond, has said he would rather give away all his money than leave them for his children, as he finds leaving fortune of sums made from his acting career to inheritance as “distasteful”.
The 53-year-old and award-winning English actor, who has amassed a fortune of $160 million (net worth) over his acting career, portraying James Bond and appearing in other movies told Candis magazine that he plans on giving a lot of his money away rather than passing all of his money to his children.
“Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed? I think Andrew Carnegie gave away what in today’s money would be about 11 billion dollars, which shows how rich he was because I’ll bet he kept some of it too.
“But I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation. I think inheritance is quite distasteful. My philosophy is: get rid of it or give it away before you go.” he said.
The 007 star has two children, daughter Ella with his ex-wife Fiona Loudon, as well as a daughter with wife Rachel Weisz. He also has a teenage stepson, Henry, through Weisz’s previous relationship.