With a fortune valued at $160 million, the James Bond actor says he doesn’t intend to leave an inheritance to his two daughters. “My philosophy is get rid of it or give it away before you go,” 53-year-old Craig declared.
Daniel Craig is not a big fan of large inheritances, or at least that was the last thing he has said on the subject. While there are people who do everything they can to make sure their children are well provided for once they die, the actor prefers to do other things with his money.
In an interview for Candis magazine, the James Bond star stated that inheritances aren’t something he is entirely fond of and plans to spend or give away his $160 million fortune before he dies.
The 53-year-old actor had a daughter with his current wife Rachel Weisz in 2018, and another with his ex, Fiona Lourdon, Ella, who is now 29 years old. However, despite the fact that he loves them and cares about both of their futures, that doesn’t mean that he’ll leave them his money.
“Isn’t there an old saying that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed?” the actor mused. “I think Andrew Carnegie [an American industrialist] gave away what in today’s money would be about $11 billion, which shows how rich he was because I’ll bet he kept some of it, too,” Craig continued.
This reflection made sense after declaring that his daughters won’t receive an inheritance from him:
“I don’t want to leave large 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.”
—Daniel Craig told Candis magazine—.
Currently, the actor is preparing to bid farewell to his iconic role as James Bond after No Time To Die finally opens next month, despite having been delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic.
After that, the agent plans to take a very long break. And, of course, enjoy his money.