Why Jackie Chan bequeathed half of his fortune to the poor

Despite the fact that the action star, producer and director Jackie Chan, at the age of 66, is in a physical shape that many 20-year-olds can envy, he is already thinking about who will inherit his impressive fortune. The wife and children of the actor-a son from an official marriage, Jaycee Chan, and an illegitimate daughter, Etta Wu Zholin, can not count on Jackie's capital, as he decided to follow the example of the largest philanthropists of our time.

Why Jackie Chan bequeathed half of his fortune to the poor

Jackie Chan recently announced that he will bequeath half of his fortune to charity. The funds will go to the foundation founded by the actor in 1988 and named after him. The organization was created to help the needy teenagers of Hong Kong, but over time it grew so that it covered first China, and then the entire Asian region.

30 years after its foundation, the Jackie Chan Charitable Foundation helps not only teenagers, but also those affected by natural disasters, as well as funds important medical research and helps young and low-income talents.

The actor announced his decision to give half of his earnings to charity in an interview with journalists, immediately after the statement of one of the richest people in the world, Warren Buffett, who on November 29 announced that he would give 85% of the shares of his company Berkshire Hathaway to organizations fighting AIDS.

Why Jackie Chan bequeathed half of his fortune to the poor

Warren Buffett

Buffett's fortune is estimated at $ 44 billion, 37 of which he gives to charity. Of these, the investor transfers 31 billion to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which was created specifically to fight AIDS and has expanded its scope of activity to support education and promising scientific developments.

Why Jackie Chan bequeathed half of his fortune to the poor

Bill and Melinda Gates

Apparently, the 35-year-old son of actor Jaycee Chan "flies" with dad's money. In 2015, he was caught by the police with 100 grams of marijuana, after which the enraged father announced that he was not going to help him out and would not leave a cent. However, the wayward son can still be grateful to the pope, because he was surprisingly not only not executed, but even released from prison after just six months, finding some "mitigating circumstances" in his crime.

Why Jackie Chan bequeathed half of his fortune to the poor

Jackie Chan with her son, after his release

As for the daughter of an actor, she can count even less on the inheritance of a millionaire father. It's not even that Etta was born out of wedlock, but that Mr. Chan turned out to be an ardent homophobe and completely stopped all communication with his daughter after she announced her non-traditional orientation and began living with the girl.

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