It’s easy to assume that rich celebrity kids are lucky for tons of reasons, with one of them being that generous inheritance that is waiting for them in the future. But it seems like not all celebrities necessarily agree with leaving a generous trust fund for their kids, with several of them deciding to leave their children with little to no inheritance. Find out who are the most prominent famous people who chose to keep their money away from their kids.
1. Robert Kardashian
Most people have probably heard about Robert Kardashian either as the beloved father of the Kardashian clan, or the well-known attorney who came to prominence during the infamous O.J Simpson Trial. When Kardashian passed away from cancer in 2003, Ellen Pierson, who he had just married less than a year before, had been named the sole heiress of his $30 million net worth. After a court battle, the family found out that Robert’s widow had actually forged his documents.
2. Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay is one of the most well-known chefs in the world, with a whopping net worth of $220 million. He rose to fame not only thanks to his exceptional cooking skills and a successful string of restaurants but also due to his quick wit and temper towards his staff. Recently, the world-class chef has indicated that he does not plan to leave an inheritance to his five children. Apparently, Ramsay trusts that his wealth will better serve charity organizations.
3. Joan Crawford
Her impressive acting skills and unique beauty contributed to Joan Crawford’s rise to fame in the 1930s. Although, Crawford was pretty abusive off-set, with one of her four daughters sharing some rough experiences with her adoptive mother in her memoir. When Crawford passed away in 1977, her will stated that $77,500 was to be given to Cindy and Cathy, her two younger children. The older ones, Christopher and Christina, were cut entirely out of her will, ouch!
Before Sting became a famous musician and actor in the 1970s, he worked in several odd jobs such as construction work, teaching, and as a tax clerk. Eventually, he went on to become a world-class musician, growing his fortune to $400 million. Today, he continues to fill entire stadiums around the world, probably adding to his already impressive estate. The musician has, however, no intention of leaving much to his six kids, as he plans to spend most of his fortune before he dies.
5. Andrew Lloyd Weber
Billionaire Andrew Loyd Weber has had an impressive career over the past 50 years, winning several awards, and making it to the very exclusive EGOT club, which includes winning an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony Award. Yet, in an interview with the Daily Mirror, the screenwriter and composer shared that he had no belief in inheritance money, and valued work ethic instead. It seems like his five children won’t be getting any of his $1.2 billion estates.
6. Ted Turner
Ted Turner is the founder of CNN, TNT, and TBS, which have resulted in a fortune of $2.2 billion. Since the 1970s, the risky businessman has invested in several successful channels in the sports and media industry, in addition to buying up many properties around the Western plains and mountains. Turner has seven children but has apparently placed a large number of his property names and fortune on conservation causes through his foundation, which was founded in 1990.
7. Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando is one of the best actors the film industry has ever seen, with exceptional chameleon-like skills that allow him to succeed in almost any acting part. His career started in 1944, with the actor playing in legendary films such as Apocalypse Now and The Godfather and several others that have earned him two Oscars and a net worth of $100 million. But when he passed away at the age of 80, Brando cut two of his 11 children from his will.
8. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are a power couple in an industry that is flooded with heartbreak and divorce. The successful actors have two kids together and have been together since 2012. They are known to have kept their children’s privacy pretty safe since they were born but have surprisingly claimed that they do not plan to leave them massive trusts. They both plan to leave most of their $200 million fortune to charity organizations.
9. Richard “Old Man” Harrison
Richard “Old Man” Harrison rose to fame in the show Pawn Stars, where he was lovingly nicknamed “Old Man.” He was 77 when he passed away from Parkinson’s disease in 2018. By then, though, he had managed to collect a whopping net worth of $8 million thanks to the successful reality show, where he starred next to his son. One year before he passed away, Harrison cut out his son Christopher Harrison from his will, giving absolutely no reason for it.
10. Bill Gates
Bill Gates has been on the list of the richest men in the world for several years now, having built an empire that is worth $106.6 billion today. In the latest years, Bill and his wife Melinda Gates have focused much of their work in several causes through their charitable foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Although they have three children, they have both been very clear that 99% of their fortune is going to be donated to charity.