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.
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.
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.
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.
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.