Daniel Craig, the actor who plays James Bond, has stated that he will not leave his children a fortune from his acting career because he finds the concept of inheritance “distasteful.”
The 53-year-old will have amassed a fortune from his acting career, which included portraying James Bond and appearing in future Knives Out flicks, which were purchased by Netflix in a massive money deal announced earlier this year.
Craig has a three-year-old daughter with his renowned wife Rachel Weisz, as well as an adult daughter named Ella from his marriage to Fiona Loudon. Daniel Craig has disclosed that he intends to give away a large portion of his wealth rather than leave it entirely to his children.
According to Candis magazine, he stated:
Isn’t there an 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.
Craig’s fifth and final excursion as 007 will be No Time To Die, which will be released in September after many pandemic-caused delays.
Despite playing one of the most well-known characters in film history, the fiercely reclusive Craig has stated that he is uninterested in notoriety.
When asked about his celebrity status, he stated:
And it’s nothing I should complain about really because I also have huge benefits out of being who I am. But the fact is that privacy is a hugely important part of my life, and this being a celebrity, makes me nervous. There is a side of my life that I just choose not to share and not to discuss. I think people’s private life is something private, and that’s that.