Daniel Craig Calls Inheritance ‘Distasteful’ And Says His Kids Won’t Get Any Of It
Daniel Craig has opened up on the subject of inheritance, stating that he believes leaving money behind for his family would be ‘distasteful’.
The 53-year-old James Bond actor has amassed a reported net worth of $160 million over the course of his extremely successful career, but none of it will be going to his kids after he’s gone.
Craig and his ex-wife Fiona Loudon share a 29-year-old daughter Ella, while he and his current wife Rachel Weisz, 51, welcomed their daughter in 2018. Weisz also has a 15-year-old son, Henry, from her previous relationship with Requiem for a Dream director Darren Aronofsky.
In a recent interview with Candis Magazine, Craig revealed:
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 continued, ‘Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed?’
The acclaimed Knives Out actor went on to remark that Scottish-American industrialist Andrew Carnegie had given away the equivalent of $11 billion prior to his death, suggesting that ‘shows how rich he was because I’ll bet he kept some of it too’.
The long-awaited No Time to Die has been scheduled for release on September 30 2021 in the UK and October 8 2021 in the US, having seen various delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic.