With a net worth of over a hundred billion dollars, Gates is consistently one of the richest people in the world, and for good reason. Starting a company like Microsoft and beginning the age of personal computers is no small task. However, Gates has made his mission philanthropy.
He refuses to spoil his children, saying it isn’t a favor to leave kids with a lot of money. It distorts anything they might do and keeps them from finding their own path. We don’t doubt that the Gates children will get plenty to inherit, but the bulk of the Gates wealth will be going to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
He's constantly seen as one of the richest men in the world, even if his net worth is actually a hair under a hundred billion. His smart financial advice has helped millions, and his sharp investing has done much for his personal pocketbook. The Oracle of Omaha, as he's called, has also promised to give away his entire fortune. Little, if any, will go to his three children.
He's always encouraged his children to challenge themselves, and it seems to have worked. Susan Alice Buffet is a philanthropist in her own right. Howard is a businessman, politician, and author, and his youngest son Peter is a musician and composer. The money that they will receive when he passes away will mostly go to their own organizations.
Growing up poor, the bassist and frontman for KISS earned a healthy appreciation for money, and he's going to make sure that his kids get the same thing. He's said that he won't leave them out in the cold, but they'll never be rich off of his money. He says the best thing for them will be to get out of bed every day and work.
He doesn't want their gratitude for making them rich – he wants them to look at something they did and understand that they had worked hard to achieve it. So far, both of the kids seem to be heading in that direction.
Thanks to Facebook, Zuckerberg and his family won't want for anything. They're currently enjoying a net worth of more than a hundred billion dollars, but Mark's children – the oldest was born in 2015 – won't be able to enjoy all of it. Zuckerberg and his wife signed the Giving Pledge in 2015, saying that the Facebook co-founder would reroute ninety-nine percent of his child's inheritance toward philanthropic efforts.
Zuck has stated that they have a moral responsibility to all children of the next generation, and the money will focus on learning initiatives, curing disease, and building strong communities. The two parents have their own group, the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, which will be controlling the funds.
As one of the most well-known actors in the world, Chan brings in plenty of money even if he isn't acting in as many movies anymore. Over his decades-long career, he's become one of the biggest earners in the national and international movie industry. He's said that he's promised to leave at least half of his fortune to charity when he passes, and none of it will be going to his son, Jaycee.
Chan has gone on record saying he wants his son to be capable of earning his own money, not just wasting Chan's. The two have a somewhat troubled relationship, presumably caused by Jaycee's dependency issues.