‘Distasteful’: Bond star’s money bombshell

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 52-year-old admitted that his philosophy is to spend his money before he dies or to give it away.

"I think inheritance is quite distasteful," he said. "My philosophy is to get rid of it or give it away before you go."

The actor is dad to a baby daughter 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 is stepdad to Weisz's 13-year-old son, Henry, from her previous relationship with Darren Aronofsky, according to Yahoo.

Craig and Weisz. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images
Craig and Weisz. Picture: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

 

An estimate reported by Celebrity Net Worth states that the actor has racked up a hearty chunk of change throughout his 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.

The site estimates that he's worth around $217 million, a sum which could increase as his acting career continues beyond No Time To Die and the stringent schedule as James Bond.

Daniel Craig has made a fortune playing James Bond. Picture: AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File
Daniel Craig has made a fortune playing James Bond. Picture: AP Photo/Michael Sohn/File

 

However, times are tough for the Bond franchise amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The film was among the first to delay its release as theatres 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.

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