Known in the West for the Pirates of the Caribbean with the American Johnny Depp in 2007 or the movie of gangsters crime Syndicate (1986), the actor-hong kong 63-year-old, Chow Yun-fat, is also appreciated by his fans for the modesty of his style of life. A multimillionaire, he made his entrance for the first time in the list Forbes of the players the best paid in the world in 2015, tied with the star new zealander Russell Crowe. This does not mean that Hong Kong, megalopolis, who does not lack of signs of ostentatious wealth, it can be seen in the transport or in the queue to buy a theater for his own movie.
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“The money, this is not something that belongs to us forever. Once it is gone, it must be left to others so that they can use it,”
today, Chow Yun-fat has pledged to donate his entire fortune, estimated at 630 million euros. He himself said that he did not know how much it was worth. “The money, this is not something that belongs to us forever. Once it is gone, it must be left to others so that they can use it,” he explained to the chain of south Korean Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation . “You can’t take in the death of the money that one has in his bank account,” adds the star, who has no children.
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dozens of billionaires have pledged to bequeath the majority of their wealth to philanthropic, children receiving only a small part, which is often substantial. This campaign called “promises of gifts” had been launched by the Americans Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, but the Hollywood stars or the asian players do not yet appear on the list. Jasmine Tam, the wife of “Brother Fat” as Chow Yun-fat is nicknamed in Hong Kong, “strongly supports” its decision. The wife of the actor has told that her husband ate at food stalls in the street and had not stopped to use his Nokia well-liked that once he had made the soul.