James Bond Actor Daniel Craig Won't Leave His Millions to His Children

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"James Bond" star Daniel Craig has revealed that he has no intention of leaving his massive fortune to his kids. The father of two girls said that he finds inheritance "quite distasteful" and vowed not to leave "great sums" of money to the next generation.

In an interview with Candis Magazine in the U.K., the actor said that he plans to give away his fortune before he dies, but his children will not keep most of it. He cited that famous American industrialist Andrew Carnegie parted with his billions before he died in 1919, and he still had enough to give to his family.

"Isn't there an old adage that if you die a rich person, you've failed?" the "James Bond" actor pondered.

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Daniel Craig's Kids

Craig has a 29-year-old daughter, Ella, with his first wife, Scottish actress Fiona Loudon. He welcomed his second daughter with his wife, British actress Rachel Weisz, in September 2018. The couple has been together since 2011, and Craig has a stepson, Henry, 15, who is Weisz's first child with ex-husband director Darren Aronofsky.

Ella has been following the same career path as her parents and is a stage actress. She also appeared in some movies but has yet to get a breakout role to make her mark in Hollywood. Her parents divorced when she was still a toddler, and Craig said in one interview that he did not regret the decision to end his marriage to Loudon as it was the "mature thing to do."

Rumors have it that Ella will appear in his father's upcoming "James Bond" movie, "No Time To Die," which has been in the works for almost four years. The pandemic further delayed the film, but it will finally make its big-screen debut at the end of September 2021.

Meanwhile, Craig said in 2019 that he feels "exhausted" one year after having a new baby girl, whose name the couple has never revealed in public. He has been spotted taking his daughter for a walk in the park when she was still a few months old. His wife also said that having a baby late in their ages makes them more tired, but they are both having fun tending to their bundle of joy.

Weisz was 48 when she gave birth, while Craig was in his early 50s. The pair agreed that being older parents makes them more patient and flexible.

Daniel Craig's Next Big Hit

Yet there is no stopping an aging Craig from doing more action films. While it's still unclear if he will sign on for more James Bond movies, the actor is rolling with another money-making franchise in the sequel to "Knives Out" on Netflix.

Reports cited that Craig stands to earn $100 million for the said film, making him one of Hollywood's biggest earning actors. He's also set to make a third movie that will secure his nine-figure earnings.

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