The celebrities that grace the top ranks of most of the lists have actually gained popularity and earned money because of hard work and dedication. These individuals always have to live presentable. They may be inventors, investors, media moguls, or CEOs, not all have great and ideal lifestyle when it comes to enjoy strong family relationships. Here are top 10 richest celebs who cut their kids out of their will.
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10. Philip Seymour Hoffman
Famous actor, director and producer, Philip Seymour Hoffman was determined not to have “trust fund kids”. His lawyers claim that Philip had n rejected the notion of passing his wealth to his kids many times. He was a star of movies such as The Hunger Games, Boogie Nights, and others. He gave over his 35 million dollar fortune to “friend and companion MiMi O’Donnell”.
The rock star Sting has made it clear that he is not willing to pass the money to his children. He is an award-winning music legend with a net worth of 270 million dollars. Sting (whose real name is Gorgon Summer) and his wife Trudie Styler, want their children to get popularity by their own.
8. Gene Simmons
Gene Simmons is an icon of the rock music industry. His involvement in the music and entertainment business has been wonderful. The songwriter, singer, actor, tv personality, and record producer has net worth of 300 million dollars. The musician’s son Nick Simmons, and daughter Sophie Simmons, would not enjoy his money.
7. Jackie Chan
The very successful action movie star, Jackie Chan took the decision of withholding his riches from his son. His top movies are Rush Hour, The Karate Kid, and The Tuxedo. His net worth is 350 million dollars. Jackie supported his son, Jaycee Chan’s education and career. So, he decided to not pass a single penny to him when he died.
6. Ted Turner
Media mogul Ted Turner spent many years in television industry, and has 5 billion dollar fortune. The founder of the Cable News Network, also known as CNN, has five kids Beau, Teddy, Jennie, Laura, and Rhett Turner. He made announcement that none of his luxuries would be passed to the children after his death.
5. George Lucas
George Lucas is a writer, director, and producer. The star of America gained fame because of films like American Graffiti and the Star Wars franchise. He has net worth of 5 billion dollars, none of which he would leave for his kids. He is passionate about education and improving its quality. So, he has planned to give away all of his money for charity causes.
4. Michael Bloomberg
The former New York City Mayor is one of the wealthiest individuals of America. He also decided that his children would get success on their merit, but not because of father’s will. His daughters Georgina and Emma Bloomberg would not be left their father’s 35 billion dollar fortune.
3. Warren Buffett
The philanthropist and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett once made an announcement that he would donate his fortune to charity instead of his three children Howard, Peter and Susan Buffett. Warren is one of the most successful investors of the world. His net worth is 65 billion dollars.
2. Nigella Lawson
English journalist, Nigella Lawson has worn many titles throughout her career. She is a rich broadcaster, television personality, celebrity chef, and food writer, with net worth of 15 million dollars. She says she would not leave children with even a dollar. Her children Cosima, Bruno, and Phoebe would become riches themselves. She would donate her money.
1. Bill Gates
Bill Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, the world’s largest PC software company, made impacts on the world as a great and intelligent man. His worth is 78 billion dollars. He has viewed that his children Jennifer, Phoebe and Rory will be living a lavish life for decades to come, so Bill chose to not pass the money to them as they would work hard to get success in life.
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