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Daniel Craig Reveals He Won't Be Leaving Children An Inheritance

Jess Hardiman

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Daniel Craig Reveals He Won't Be Leaving Children An Inheritance

Daniel Craig has revealed he won't be leaving his movie star wealth to his kids, saying he plans to 'get rid of it' before he dies as he thinks inheritance is 'distasteful'.

Over recent years, 53-year-old Craig has been raking in the big bucks with his high profile turn as James Bond - having hit number 15 on Forbes' Highest Paid Actors stars list back in 2015, with annual earnings of $27 million.

According to Variety, his salary from the most recent James Bond flick, No Time To Die, is also estimated to be $25 million.

Credit: Universal
Credit: Universal

But it turns out his two daughters won't be cashing in on the action, as Craig has said he would rather 'give away' his fortune before he dies.

He and wife Rachel Weisz, 51, welcomed their first child together in 2018, and Craig also has another daughter from a previous marriage, who was born in the 1990s.

Craig with wife Rachel Weisz. Credit: PA
Craig with wife Rachel Weisz. Credit: PA

In a new interview with Candis magazine, he was asked about leaving them his money, to which he responded: "Isn't there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you've failed?"

Craig continued: "I think Andrew Carnegie [an American industrialist] 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."

He added: "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."

Credit: PA
Credit: PA

Recently, Ashton Kutcher also said he won't just be handing his money over to the two children he has with Mila Kunis - six-year-old Wyatt and four-year-old Dimitri - explaining that he might be willing to invest if they had a strong business idea.

Appearing on Dax Shepard's Armchair Expert podcast, he said: "My kids are not getting like big... I'm not setting up a trust for them, we'll end up giving our money away to charity and to various things.

"And so if my kids want to start a business and they have a good business plan, I'll invest in it but they're not getting trusts.

"So hopefully they'll be motivated to have what they had or some version of what they had."

Of course, the other revelation he and Kunis gave in the same interview was that they only wash their kids when they can 'see the dirt on them', in turn sparking a whole trend for celebs sharing their washing habits - well, or lack thereof.

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Topics: Entertainment, Celebrity, Daniel Craig

Jess Hardiman
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