Chow Yun Fat Wants You to Follow His Charitable Ways

January 26, 2007


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There’s been a great non-selfish trend sweeping through the Hong Kong entertainment and “Richie Rich” community. Ever since the “Oracle of Omaha” and world’s second richest man, Warren Buffett, announced his intention last year to donate US$37 billion of his wealth to charity, there’s been a domino effect in, of all places, Hong Kong.

Shedding the generational notion of dynastic inheritance, a few wealthy, high profile individuals have also announced their intention to donate a large portion of their accumulated wealth to charities including tycoon Li Ka-shing and superstar Jackie Chan who committed half of his property after his death.

And now the “Killer” has turned into Mr. Softee. Hong Kong veteran actor Chow Yun-Fat is planning to donate his fortune to charity after he passes away.

Chow says that he and his wife have no plans to have a child after their attempts at having a child ended in a miscarriage. As for his roughly US$130 million property, the 52-year-old actor says that they plan to donate all their money to charity. He says that since the fortune was given by the society, it was natural to use it for the good of the society.

Good for him. This is a trend worth reporting on.

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