Hong Kong actor Chow Yun-fat vows to donate his entire fortune 港星周潤發誓言捐出所有財富
Chow Yun-fat, the Hong Kong star of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, has vowed to donate his entire fortune - reportedly $715m - to charity after he dies.
Chow told South Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation in an interview aired last week "This money isn’t something you possess forever. When you’re gone one day, you have to leave it to others to use it. You can’t bring the money in your bank account with you after you die."
The 63-year-old multimillionaire - known to western audiences for films such as the Oscar-winning Pirates of the Caribbean and gangster classic A Better Tomorrow - joined Forbes’ list of highest paid actors in 2015.
Chow’s incredible humility and generosity have endeared him to fans around the world. In earlier interviews, his wife, Tan, revealed that Chow sees himself as an average man who finds joy in living a simple life.