Like the renowned literary legend, William Shakespeare, “some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.’ The Chinese International Movie Star, Jackie Chan, has decided to let his only son, Jaycee Chan, achieve greatness without inheritance.
Despite, the huge wealth available for the movie star’s son, Jaycee Chan, Jackie Chan has said his child should strive to attain his own success. Although, lots of criticisms have welcomed this view as it resurfaces in the media. It is important to know the possible reasons Jackie Chan has such plan.
First let’s take a look at the statement. Jackie made the promise while he was receiving an award in Beijing, 2012, he was asked if Jaycee will inherit his massive fortune some day.
“Jackie stated that he was originally intending to donate half of his wealth to charity and leaving his family the other half but recently changed his will to leave 100% for charitable causes throughout the world. The elder Chan explained: “If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money.”
Do you think a father would just make up his mind to decide to do the above? Well, yes, Warren Buffet, Bill Gates have such plan. However, Jackie’s reason for this decision could be due to his child’s character.
Jaycee is an actor and a singer whose extravagant lifestyle must have influenced the decision of his father. According to BBC, Jaycee Chan was detained in August, 2014 after he was tested positive for marijuana and caught with 100g of the drug. According to Celebrity Net Worth, he was detained for 148 days before he was sentenced to 6 months imprisonment.
How Jaycee Chan Lost Multi-Million Dollar Endorsement Deals
His arrest in 2014 cost him multi-million dollar endorsement and contracts deal with Adidas, Nivea, Yishion, Johnson & Johnson contact lenses, Stride gum, KFC, and Chevrolet. Although, report reveals that since his release he had been keeping a low profile and had learnt his lessons.
Although, we look forward to Jackie changing his mind if truly his son had turned a new leaf or we look forward to Jaycee taking a bold step to see beyond inheritance.