Actor Chow Yun-Fat explains why he plans to leave his entire fortune to charity

25 Ian 2019 | by Danielle Hastings

Chow Yun-fat, Hong Kong film legend, has accumulated an estimated fortune of $714 million across his four decades in the film industry - and he plans to give it all away for charity when he dies.

Actor Chow Yun-Fat explains why he plans to leave his entire fortune to charity

Even that seams that it's easier to be generous with your money when you've got a lot of it -not all wealthy people are. Even more. plenty of super-wealthy people are pretty tight - helping them to amass their fortunes in the first place.

In a recent interview televised on a South Korean television, the 63-year-old actor was asked about the reason that made him planning on donating all his money and what his wife, Jasmine Tan, makes of it all. And his answer indicates that his philanthropic train of thought shows no signs of being derailed.

"My wife strongly supports my decision. When you die you can't take your money with you, so why not give it to those who are in need?", said Chow Yun-fat, according to Shanghaiist

When previously asked about his plans to donate his wealth, he said he didn't feel the money was his as such.

"The hardest thing in life is not about how much money you earn, but how to keep a peaceful mindset and live the rest of your life in a simple and carefree manner.

"The money's not mine. I'm only keeping it safe for the time being".

.Chow lives up to his 'money doesn't matter' mantra in his daily life too. He doesn't cruise across the globe in a diamond encrusted mega yacht, eating champagne-soaked lobsters and wearing chinchilla fur pyjamas. To the contrary - he buys food from street vendors and travels on public transport.

Speaking to JayneStars, Chow said: "I don't wear clothes for other people. As long as I think it's comfortable, then it's good enough for me."

The multi-millionaire even made do without a smartphone until recently, when his trusty Nokia flip-phone of 17 years sadly popped its clogs.

So maybe this Christmas, we should all take a moment to adopt Chow's mindset and be grateful for what we have.