Daniel Craig says he won't leave money for his kids when he dies, finds inheritance 'distasteful'

Daniel Craig revealed that he doesn’t plan to leave the fortune he's collected throughout his acting career to his children when he eventually dies.

The James Bond actor joined the handful of celebrities who have stated that they don’t believe in the concept of leaving an inheritance to their children upon their demise. Speaking to Saga Magazine in a recent interview, the “No Time To Die” actor admitted that his philosophy is to spend his money before he dies or to give it away.

“I think inheritance is quite distasteful,” the 52-year-old explained (via the Daily Mail). “My philosophy is to get rid of it or give it away before you go.”

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Daniel Craig said he doesn't plan to leave his children any money when he dies. 

Daniel Craig said he doesn't plan to leave his children any money when he dies.  (Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures/Columbia Pictures/EON Productions)

The actor is dad to a baby he welcomed with wife, fellow actress Rachel Weisz, in 2018 as well as his daughter from a previous marriage, Ella, who is in her 20s. In addition, he plays stepdad to Weisz’s 13-year-old son, Henry, from a different marriage, according to Yahoo.

An estimate reported by Celebrity Net Worth states that the actor has racked up a hearty chunk of change throughout his many years in the film industry. His most memorable and lucrative project, of course, being the five movies he’s done as James Bond after replacing Pierce Brosnan as the iconic spy character in 2006.

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Daniel Craig revealed that he doesn't believe in the concept of inheritance. 

Daniel Craig revealed that he doesn't believe in the concept of inheritance.  (AP Photo/Leo Hudson, File)

The site estimates that he’s worth around $130 million, a sum which could increase as his acting career continues beyond “No Time To Die” and the stringent schedule as James Bond.

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However, times are tough for the Bond franchise amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The film was among the first to delay its release as theaters around the world began closing due to social distancing regulations in regions like China and Europe as COVID-19 swept across the world. It remains one of the many film and TV productions delayed or otherwise impacted by the pandemic.