GIVE AS LATEST AS POSSIBLE – In an interview with a British magazine, the James Bond interpreter stressed that he “did not want to leave large sums to the next generation” when he died. He is following the lead of personalities much richer than him.
License to kill is a film from the James Bond series. Daniel Craig has decided to spend his fortune as he sees fit without the pressure of leaving any money to his descendants.
“I don’t want to leave large amounts of money to the next generation. I find inheritance quite repulsive. My philosophy is to get rid of it or give it away before I die,” he told the British press.
“Isn’t there a saying that if you die rich, you’ve failed?” asks Daniel Craig, who cites philanthropist Andrew Carnegie as an example. “He donated the equivalent of $11 billion. That shows how rich he was because I bet he kept some of it for himself,” he points out.
His fortune is estimated at nearly 160 million dollars. The actor has enough to protect his relatives such as his two daughters, without giving them all of his fortune. His eldest daughter Ella, born of his first marriage to Fiona Loudon, is 29 years old. And his youngest arrived in 2018, seven years after his marriage to British actress Rachel Weisz.
Daniel Craig subscribes to the philosophy of billionaires like Warren Buffet, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates who are committed to giving (almost) everything to others rather than to themselves. The Zuckerbergs want to give away 99% of their wealth.
The Microsoft founder and his ex-wife Melinda decided a long time ago to pass on only a “tiny portion” of their estimated $89 billion fortune to their three children. “They will have to find their own voice. They’ll get an incredible education, but they’ll have to pick a job they love and go to work,” he told the DailyMail in 2011. But several hundred million dollars to start a life is a pretty penny.