Crouching Tiger star Chow Yun-fat vows to donate his entire $715m fortune after his death

Reports state that when he was previously asked about his plans to donate his wealth, he had said that he did not feel the money was his.


                            Crouching Tiger star Chow Yun-fat vows to donate his entire $715m fortune after his death

Hong Kong film legend, actor Chow Yun-fat, recently shocked the world after announcing that he would  donate his entire fortune of $715 million to charity after his death.

The 'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' fame star, in a recent interview on South Korea's Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, revealed why he took the decision of donating all of his fortune and what his wife, Jasmine Tan, made of his decision.

Hong Kong actor Chow Yun fat and his wife Idy Chan arrive at the opening ceremony of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Culture Square on June 15, 2013 in Shanghai, China.
Hong Kong actor Chow Yun fat and his wife Idy Chan arrive at the opening ceremony of the 16th Shanghai International Film Festival at Shanghai Culture Square on June 15, 2013 in Shanghai, China.

Chow Yun-fat, according to Shanghaiist, said: "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?" Reports state that when he was previously asked about his plans to donate his wealth, he had said that he did not feel the money was his.

"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," the actor said, according to Hong Kong film site JayneStars.

Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat and wife Jasmine arrives to the 5th Asia Film Awards ceremony at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 21, 2011 in Hong Kong, China.
Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat and wife Jasmine arrives to the 5th Asia Film Awards ceremony at the Convention and Exhibition Centre on March 21, 2011 in Hong Kong, China.

Chow, who doesn't have any children to give his inheritance to, reportedly lives up to his "money doesn't matter" mantra in his daily life too. Reports state that contrary to his film star colleagues' lifestyle of luxury and hedonism, Chow doesn't travel or dine luxuriously. He is reportedly often seen buying food from street vendors and travels on public transport, including buses and metro. 

Chow’s wife, Jasmine Tan, back in October had revealed that despite her husband’s tremendous net worth, he continues to live frugally on just HK$800 ($102) per month.

(L-R) Actors Chow Yun-Fat, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom attend a photocall to promote Walt Disney's 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End' May 23, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open May 25 worldwide.
(L-R) Actors Chow Yun-Fat, Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom attend a photocall to promote Walt Disney's 'Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End' May 23, 2007 in Tokyo, Japan. The film will open May 25 worldwide.

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

Reports state that the multi-millionaire carried only a Nokia flip-phone for 17 years, and got a smartphone only when it stopped working.