“My dream is to be a happy and normal person"
Chow Yun Fat plans to give his entire net worth of $714m to charity.
As reported by Jayne Stars, Hong Kong movie legend Chow Yun Fat will give his entire net worth of $5.6 billion HKD ($714m USD) to charity.
Despite his gargantuan wealth, Fat remains rather frugal. Only spending $800 HKD ($1o2 USD) per month, Fat is often seen taking public transport and doing charity work.
He used his first Nokia phone for over 17 years, only switching to a smartphone two years ago. Fat is known for shopping at discount stores. “I don’t wear clothes for other people. As long as I think it’s comfortable, then it’s good enough for me,” he said.
Fat often spends his free time hiking and jogging, instead of splashing out.
His wife, Jasmine Tan said her husband plans to donate his entire net worth to various charities. She is happily supportive of his decision. “The money’s not mine,” she said. “I’m only keeping it safe for the time being.”
Fat said money is not at the root of his happiness. “My dream is to be a happy and normal person,” he said. “The hardest thing in life is not about how much money you earn, but how to keep a peaceful mindset and live the rest of your life in a simple and carefree manner.”
Fat is currently on the big screen in Hong Kong, starring along side Aaron Kwok in Project Gutenberg.