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|作者：英语点津 文章来源：China Daily 点击数：67 更新时间：2017/4/26|
According to an interview with the Telegraph lately, Gordon Ramsay's three children won't be sharing much in the chef's $54m wealth once he's gone.
"It’s definitely not going to them, and that’s not in a mean way; it’s to not spoil them," he explained.
The remark sparked headlines around the world, but Ramsay isn't the only celebrity multi-millionaire to have elected against leaving a pile of cash to his progeny.
If you're thinking of finding a rich celebrity to adopt you, avoid this lot…
Simon Cowell 西蒙?考威尔
“I don’t believe in passing on from one generation to another," Cowell once said. “Your legacy has to be that hopefully you gave enough people an opportunity, so that they could do well, and you gave them your time, taught them what you know.”
The pint-sized pop despot reportedly has a fortune in excess of ￡300m. But will lookalike son Eric see any of that sweet, sweet talent show moolah? Will he heck.
"I'm going to leave my money to somebody," he told Esquire. "A charity, probably kids and dogs."
Jackie Chan 成龙
For punching people really fast and kicking them in the head and jumping off stuff, Jackie Chan has built a fortune of around $130m.
His son, Jaycee, must feel pretty secure in his future then, yes?
“If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting my money," says Jackie, who plans to leave the lot to charity.
Warren Buffett 沃伦?巴菲特
The perfect amount to leave your children, billionaire Warren Buffet famously said in the 80s, is "enough money so that they would feel they could do anything, but not so much that they could do nothing."
He's reportedly doing just that, leaving a small amount of his $70bn wealth to his three grown-up children. The rest will go to charity.
Bill Gates 比尔?盖茨
Like fellow super-rich philanthropist Warren Buffet, Bill Gates is not going to be giving his ￡70bn fortune to his offspring. Or not all of it, anyway.
"Our kids will receive a great education and some money so they are never going to be poorly off but they’ll go out and have their own career," he told Holly Willoughby last year.
"It’s not a favour to kids to have them have huge sums of wealth. It distorts anything they might do, creating their own path.
"This money is dedicated to helping the poorest. They know that, they are proud of that, they go on trips with us and see the work that’s being done."
The kids are apparently fine with it. All depends what he means by "poorly off"...
Mickey Rooney 米基?鲁尼
Despite 80 years in showbusiness, Mickey Rooney reportedly had less than $30,000 to leave when he died in 2014.
His will disinherited all eight of his surviving children, all of whom were said to be wealthier than their father. Instead, the money was left to his stepson and carer before his death, Mark.
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