Chow Yun Fat would donate 99% his wealth upon death
Would any local celebrity do that too? I doubt so.
ACTOR Chow Yun Fat said he would donate 99 per cent of his reported HK$1 billion (S$173 million) wealth upon his death. He told Hong Kong paper Sun Daily: 'The money isn't mine but was simply earned by me. That doesn't mean I want to own it forever.'
Married to Singaporean Jasmine Tan, the Hong Kong actor's transition from Hong Kong movie star to international star was in no small part due to his wife's planning and financial support.
Known for Hong Kong films such as A Better Tomorrow and God of Gamblers, he was propelled to the American film industry and starred in films such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Curse of the Golden Flower, and Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End.
Chow has garnered 13 best actor nominations and two best supporting actor nominations.
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