The famous billionaires who will leave their children without an inheritance

The world has many billionaires who have made a career in different sectors such as technology, acting and music. They accumulate billions of dollars in their bank accounts which, as many would expect, should be passed on to their children.

However, the following Famous they have been clear in saying that leaving money to their offspring can be counterproductive. In fact, they expect you to work on your own and forge your way.

mark zuckerberg

We want to do what we can, working together with many others

The founder of the social network Facebook He is the sixth richest person in the world, based on the list of the media ‘Bloomberg’, as it reaches 124 billion dollars (a figure that exceeds 400 billion Colombian pesos).

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His conglomerate owns the Instagram, Messenger and WhatsApp networks. However, it is not the only area in which he has ventured, since in recent months he changed the name of his company to Goal in order to explore the metaverse.

Zuckerberg, 37, is married to priscilla-chan and they have two daughters. In an extensive letter published on the social network, he welcomed his first little girl and announced that he would donate 99 percent of the company’s shares to a foundation in order to promote equality.

mark zuckerberg

The businessman founded Facebook.

Our initial areas of focus will be personalized learning, curing disease, connecting people, and building strong communities,” he announced.

“We know that this is a small contribution compared to all the resources and talents of those who are already working on these issues. But we want to do what we can, working together with many others”, he specified in the letter.

Daniel Craig

The 53-year-old actor is remembered for playing ‘james-bond‘ in the movies ‘Casino Royale,’ ‘Quantum of Solace,’ ‘Skyfall,’ ‘Spectre,’ and ‘No Time to Die.’

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Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig has brought James Bond to life.

I don’t want to leave large sums to the next generation

Thanks to these and other productions, the British has been cataloged as one of the highest paid celebrities, according to the specialized media ‘Forbes’. In fact, it is estimated that his fortune exceeds 160 million dollars (more than 640 billion pesos).

Despite registering such numbers in his bank accounts, Craig has not been receptive to leaving his two sons the fortune.

“Isn’t there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you’ve failed? I don’t want to leave large sums to the next generation”, he revealed in a talk with ‘Candis’ magazine a few months ago.

In addition, he stated that the concept of inheritance was “quite unpleasant”.


I don’t want to leave them bank funds because they are a ballast around their necks

British musician, singer and bassist for the band ‘Police‘, is one of the personalities with the most achievements: six Grammy Awards, an Oscar nomination and millions of copies sold in the world.

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At 70 years old, he has a fortune of 400 million dollars (more than 1.6 billion pesos) that he does not plan to share in large portions with his six children.

Children of celebrities without inheritance

The artist said that he would only help with money in case any of his children were in a critical situation.

“If they have problems, I would help them, but they shouldn’t wait for me to disappear so they can inherit,” he said in a conversation with the ‘Daily Mail’ newspaper. In addition, he said that he hoped that his children would work on their own.

“I don’t want to leave them bank funds because they are a ballast around their necks,” concluded the interpreter of ‘Every Breath You Take’, ‘Roxanne’ and ‘Desert Rose’.

Bill Gates

The fourth richest person in the world, whose fortune is around 134 billion dollars according to ‘Forbes’, announced that he would only leave his children a “tiny portion of wealth”, he told the ‘Daily Mail’ newspaper, in 2011.

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Bill Gates

The tycoon is the founder of Microsoft.


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They will have to choose a job they like to go to

At that time he said that Jennifer, Roy and Phoebe received money from his pocket and did not have to worry about anything. However, he predicted that it would not be the same when it will be up to them to decide their future.

“They will be given an amazing education and everything will be paid for. Surely we will take care of everything related to your health. But in terms of their income, they will have to choose a job that they like to go to,” said the founder of microsoft.

Gates’s position does not seem to have changed in recent years: “I am not in favor of children having large sums of wealth. That distorts anything they may or may not do in their own way,” he said on the British program ‘This Morning’, during 2016.

Warren Buffet

They know that I am there for them in whatever they need

At 91 years old, he is one of the most recognized businessmen worldwide for being the president of Berkshire Hathaway, a conglomerate that has shares in different renowned firms such as Coca Cola, Tesco, American Express and Johnson & Johnson.

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He is in the eighth position of the richest people in the world, based on data from ‘Forbes’, since he accumulates 105 billion dollars.

The call ‘Oracle of Omaha‘ said he wants to see his children “carve out their own place in the world. They know that I am there for them in whatever they need”.

Warren Buffet

Warren Buffett is one of the richest men in the world, according to ‘Forbes’.


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(I will leave them) enough money that they feel like they can do anything, but I won’t give them so much that they don’t do anything.a”, he said a few years ago in an interview with the media ‘Fortune’.

Buffett is on track to donate 99 percent of his fortune to charity. It is known that, by 2021, he had already transferred close to 50 percent.

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

They are one of the most recognized couples of Hollywood; they have two children.

The 43-year-old actor has participated in productions such as ‘The Guardian’, ‘Cheaper by the Dozen’, ‘Jobs’ or ‘Two and a Half Men’.

Instead, Kunis, 38, has made a career in, for example, ‘Max Payne’, ‘Black Swan’, ‘Ted’, ‘Annie’ and ‘Bad Moms’. In addition, she has given voice to the character ‘Meg Griffin’ in ‘Family Guy’.

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Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher

The couple met in childhood, when he starred in ‘That ’70s show’.

We’ll end up giving our money to charity

My kids are living a really privileged life and they don’t even know it. And they will never know,” Kutcher said on the ‘Armchair Expert’ podcast about his little ones, Wyatt and Dimitri.

Kunis and Kutcher add up to 35 million dollars (more than 140 billion pesos) of fortune, according to ‘Forbes’, therefore, they are one of the celebrities who receive the best income.

However, the actor also assured that the money would be used for other matters and not for his children: “We will end up giving our money to charity.”

Anderson Cooper

I do not intend to have some kind of pot of gold for my son

The famous network news anchor ‘CNN‘ is 54 years old and has a 2-year-old boy.

For his journalistic career and participation in different programs, Cooper has more than 12 million dollars (just over 48 billion pesos) as a fortune, based on data from the media ‘Yahoo Finance’.

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“I don’t think I’ll leave large amounts of money,” he mentioned when questioned on the ‘Morning Meeting’ podcast.

I’m not that interested in money. I have no intention of having some kind of pot of gold for my son.”

His statements join some past comments for the magazine ‘Business Insider’, in which he described the inheritance like a curse: “I don’t think I’m going to inherit money. I think it’s a silly initiative.”

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The famous billionaires who will leave their children without an inheritance