There are famous millionaires, even some with fortunes worth billions of dollars, who have decided that after their death, most of their money will go to charity and not to their children. And some of them are already doing so through foundations where they spend a lot of money on charity. Others have already died and have not left a single penny to their heirs, seeking a better destiny for their fortune.
Mobonews presents 12 celebrities who decided to donate most of their money to charity.
This pair of actors has decided to raise their children without luxuries or eccentricities so that they learn to value things and, moreover, they have stated that they are not going to inherit any money. “We’re not going to leave them any money. When the time is right, we will donate everything we have to charity,” Kutcher said in a podcast on the Armchair Expert program, hosted by Dax Shepard.
He also said that when they grow up and want to start a business, both he and Kunis will support them, but they don’t want to encourage them to stop working and just wait for their inheritance. “We hope that this will motivate them to fight to have what they have or at least to get a share,” said the actor.
2. Simon Cowell
The famous talent show judge has declared that he won’t give his son an inheritance. “I’m going to leave my money to someone. A charity, probably for children and dogs… I don’t believe in passing it on from one generation to another.”
Cowell also said he would rather be remembered for helping others succeed, than helping his children stay rich. “Your legacy has to be that hopefully you gave enough people an opportunity, so that they can do well, and you gave them your time, taught them what you know,” stated the British millionaire.
The British rock star went on from a very poor and deprived childhood to amass a large fortune. The artist has made it clear that, like him, his children will have to work hard to earn a living. “’I certainly don’t want to leave them trust funds that are albatrosses ’round their necks. They have to work. All my kids know that and they rarely ask me for anything, which I really respect and appreciate,” said the famous musician.
However, he made it clear that if they were in trouble, he would help them, but that his children have a work ethic that makes them want to succeed on their own merit.
4. Elton John
Talented musician, Elton John, also joined the list of famous Britons who have decided to not leave their fortune to their children, or at least to not leave it all to them, but instead donate a large part of it to charity. John said: “Of course I want to leave my children in a very solid financial state, but it is terrible to give your children a silver spoon. It ruins their life.”
He added that his children have incredible lives, but that you have to have a certain appearance of normalcy, and some respect for money and work.
5. Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay is one of the most important names in the UK’s gastronomy industry. The famous chef has a strong presence on television and has raised millions through programs like MasterChef USA, MasterChef Junior, and Hell’s Kitchen. His net worth is estimated to be at around $217 million.
However, Ramsay has no intention of leaving his fortune to his 5 children. “It’s definitely not gonna go to them,” said the celebrity chef. “And that’s not bad, it’s to not spoil them,” he added. Similarly, he acknowledges that, in recent years, he’s been very lucky in his career, has made a great fortune, and that he respects everything he has.
6. Mark Zuckerberg
Mark Zuckerberg, the entrepreneur and founder of the social network Facebook, became a billionaire before he turned 32 and today has a fortune amounting to around $72 billion. However, he will not share most of his money with his children.
In a letter to his newborn daughter Maxima in 2015, Zuckerberg and his wife, Dr. Priscilla Chan, pledged to give away 99% of their company’s shares, which at the time were worth over $45 billion. Earlier, in December 2012, Zuckerberg and his wife announced that over the course of their lives they will donate most of their wealth to “advance human potential and promote equality” in the spirit of The Giving Pledge.
7. Paul Allen
Paul Allen, who died in 2018, was an entrepreneur, business tycoon, and co-founder of Microsoft Corporation. Much of his fortune was donated during his lifetime through his Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, to which he gave $30 million annually. He also sponsored the Paul G. Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering, which opened in 2003 and to which he donated $14 million.
Allen was regularly listed in Forbes magazine as one of the world’s richest people. It is estimated that, at his death, his fortune amounted to $17.5 billion. When he was being treated for his illness, he declared that, when he died, most of his fortune would go to charity.
8. Jackie Chan
The Hong Kong born martial artist, actor, and producer has said that, after his death, he will donate half his fortune to charity, meaning that he does not plan to leave the millions of dollars he earned during his career to either of his 2 children. “If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money,’’ Chan said of his first-born son Jaycee.
By 2020, Jackie Chan has built up an estimated net worth of about $370 million, putting him at number 12 on the list of the world’s richest actors.
9. Andrew Lloyd Webber
Andrew Lloyd Webber has been successful in Britain as a director of numerous late 20th century plays, including The Phantom of the Opera. He stands out as a composer, writer, author, producer, and director and thanks to his achievements and talents he has amassed a great fortune over his career, estimated at $920 million.
The composer plans to donate his fortune to the theater industry, to which he believes he owes his success. He has also revealed that his 5 children will see very little cash after he dies and says that they don’t mind, as they believe in having a work ethic. “I don’t believe in inherited money at all,” he said. “I am not in favor of children suddenly finding a lot of money coming their way because then, they have no incentive to work,” he added.
10. Kirk Douglas
On February 5, 2020, the world was moved by the news of the death of one of Hollywood’s icons, actor Kirk Douglas, father of fellow actor Michael Douglas. None of his children, including Michael, received a penny of his inheritance.
Through the Douglas Foundation, after his death, the actor donated most of his estimated $61 million fortune to charity. This foundation was established with his wife in 1964, showing that he also devoted himself to philanthropy during his lifetime.
Among the charities that were favored by the Douglas Foundation were the Sinai Temple in Los Angeles, the Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City, the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and St. Lawrence University.
11. George Lucas
In July 2010, Lucas signed the aforementioned agreement, The Giving Pledge, along with Bill Gates and Warren Buffett, promising to hand over at least half of his wealth at the time of his death. “I am dedicating the majority of my wealth to improving education,” Lucas wrote in his commitment letter. “…as long as I have the resources at my disposal, I will seek to raise the bar for future generations of students of all ages,” he added.
The American filmmaker, who brought the Star Wars and Indiana Jones sagas to life, is the father of 4 children, who will not inherit most of his fortune. The director said in a statement that he would allot the $4 billion Disney paid him for his production company Lucas Films, to charity.
12. Barron Hilton
In 2019, Barron Hilton, the son of the hotel empire’s founder, Conrad Hilton, that bears his name, died. Today the chain has over 2,800 properties across 80 countries. His immense fortune, valued at $1.25 billion, did not end up in the hands of his 8 children and 15 grandchildren, at least for the most part, because the hotel magnate decided to disinherit them before he died.
Barron announced that 97% of his fortune would be donated to the Hilton Foundation, a charity created by his father and now chaired by his son. Only 3% would be left to his heirs.
Do you agree with these celebrities? Who would you leave your money to if you were a billionaire? We’re waiting for your answer in the comment box.
We may have been denied justice, but we will never keep quiet – Nigerians mark three months anniversary of #LekkiMassacre
Today, 20th of January, 2021 is a sad day for many Nigerians as it marks 3 months since peaceful protesters demanding an end to police brutality were shot at, leaving many wounded and over a dozen killed.
The incident has left a sour taste in the mouths of victims, families and Nigerians who watched the horrid incident that took place on a Tuesday night at the Lekki toll gate, Lagos state.
According to videos shared on that night, military men were seen opening fire on the youths protesting under the #EndSARS banner and causing serious casualties. A case of which Nigerian Army authorities have denied on several occasions, stating that soldiers fired only blank bullets in the air.
Today marks exactly 3 months month since the shooting event of October 20, 2020 and Nigerians have taken to social in remembrance of those who lost their lives.
A look at BBNaija Erica’s comparison of Nigerian and Ghanaian Jollof (video)
• After tasting Ghanaian Jollof presented to her by supporters, Erica insists Nigerian Jollof is better.
• The 2020 BBNaija star earlier today traveled to Ghana from Dubai for a meet and greet with fans.
Former Big Brother Naija season 5 Lockdown reality television star cum actress, Erica Nlewedim has concluded on which among Nigerian and Ghanaian Jollof tastes better and in other word, sweeter.
You could recall that Erica made it to Ghana earlier today, Wednesday, January 20 after her successful trip to Dubai courtesy of Nigerian-based travel company, Travelbeta.
The reality star utilized the opportunity to meet with her Ghanaian supporters who graced the airport in the early hours of morning to welcome their Star Girl and Queen of Elites.
However, in a video posted via her Instagram story, Erica was spotted with some of her fans who hosted her in a lounge with lots of gifts presented to her.
Also, the Star Girl was served the popular African recipe, Jollof rice which she tasted and confirmed which among Nigerian and Ghanaian Jollof is better and probably tastes sweeter.
In her words, “It actually looks very pretty, but Nigerian Jollof is better. Most people already know. You already know Nigerian Jollof is better.
“Let me tell you. No matter how nice it tastes, I will still say it, Nigerian Jollof is better. Well, it’s actually nice, but Nigerian Jollof is better.
Watch video below.
BBNaija’s Lucy reacts after being accused of online begging (video)
• Rumours have made the rounds stating that all the gifts Lucy received from people were as a result of her begging for them.
• The Ex-Lockdown star stated that as long as she knows the God she serves, He will always provide for her and not through begging.
Big Brother Naija season 5 Lockdown reality television star and ex-housemate Lucy Edet Essien has taken out time to retort an accusation by people who claim she begs for gifts.
In a video the reality star posted via her Instagram story on Wednesday, January 20, she mentioned that a lot of people have been saying she begged for all the gifts she received since after BBNaija Lockdown show.
And this could be linked to a recent package the BBNaija star received from someone whom her colleague Kiddwaya gave her phone number. She has also received a cash from her female co-reality star Nengi who according to Lucy, gave her money totalling thousands of naira.
However, Lucy believes the secret to her gifts has been because she’s doing the right thing which is GIVING, hence, the bible verse, ‘give and you shall receive.’
The Cross Rivers State-native added that people should understand that whenever you know the God you serve, you don’t have to beg, because He will always provide for you.
“If you’re getting pissed that I’m getting gifts and all that, have you ever sat down to ask yourself ok, may be she’s actually doing something right, may be she’s actually giving to people.
“I don’t know how you should be expecting that I would come and announce, oh! I gave to this one, I gave to that. Not all of us have that mindset.
“God said that what you’re doing, your left hand must not know. If you give with the right, your left hand should not know. That’s how you get your own reward.
“I don’t see why I have to come and explain to anybody or people telling me, oh! me I’m going around begging.
“All I just have to say is that if you know the God you serve, basically, you don’t have to beg, God would always provide.”
Watch video below.
Opinion: “The Shippers Need To Rest” – Laycon Stylishly Shades Erica Fans in a recent freeystyle rap (Details)
The drama after big brother naija lockdown house seems not want to end soon, as exhousemates keep shading one another in any slightly opportunity given to them on social media.
This time, Laycon has stylishly shades Erica through his Jimmyjump off at Jimmyjat studio. The bbnaija winner and musician said shippers should need to rest, that he got a lot to brag of, but he just decided to stay humble.
However, no one need to tell before you know that he was referring to Erica fans and Erica, because Erica fans are always found of shipping Erica with Kidwaya and Laycon.
Recalled that Erica once said that Laycon doesn’t worth her and she also said that, she don’t want people to google her name and see Laycon with her name. That is why the young musician said that, he got a lot to brag about but he is humble.
In Laycon bars through Jymmyjat jumpoff, he said;
“So the shippers need to rest
There is a lot to brag about but I stay humble
Just let the music speak
And also let the number speak
Am not even at the top but they wanna cry
They keep saying my music won’t pop because of the show
Remember, the Music made me go into the show
I went on the show
Caught cruise on the show
Made money on the show
Made money off the show
Since I won the show
Let’s end the fucking show!”
Reactions As Ozo Pecked And Hugged Nengi In New Video (Watch)
Bbnaija stars, Ozo and Nengi are 2 people that fans want together, right from the days of the Big Brother Naija show, fans always wanted them to date.
Yesterday a video was released online, and it has sparked reactions from the fans of Ozo and Nengi already.
The video showed the moment Ozo gave Nengi a peck on her cheeks, and also hugged her, while she blushed.
This made their fans really happy about it, as it seems like Nengi an Ozo would be in a new show soon.
“There are some guys who can never cheat on their girlfriend, me and 6 others”- Prince says
Big brother naija reality star, Prince Nelson Enwerem, says he is very faithful to his girlfriend.
The reality TV star shared a post by a twitter influencer, telling his followers that there are some men in this world that can never cheat on their girlfriends, unfortunately its only him and six others.
The influencer wrote:
“I know some people will not believe this but there are some guys in this world who can never cheat on their girlfriends”
He retweeted the post with a caption:
Prince Nelson Enwerem is yet to publicly reveal his girlfriend, however, himself and colleague, Dorathy Bachor are very close.
“See how you use a 3month old car” Fans react as Dorathy shares picture of the state of her car. (Details)
Bbnaija star, Dorathy took to her social media page to share a Short clip of the state of her Benz Car which attracted whole lots of reactions from fans on social media.
Dorathy was given the Benz car by her fans on the 4th of November. So the car is just 2 month old and some weeks.
Seeing the state of the car it shows everything some fans were saying some weeks back is true.
Some fans that reacted to this are of the opinion how can somebody use car like this within that short period of time.
Is not everyone that deserves expensive gifts- A fan wrote
Another set of fans that reacted to this are of the opinion she is so careless and also not using the car well or that the car is not good truly.