Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon star Chow Yun-fat, the actor who is 63 years old has some plans for his massive wealth, around $714 million. He revealed this in an interview carried out by a Hong Kong movie site Jayne Stars last week.
He told the site that “My dream is to be a happy and normal person,” and “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.”
Previously Chow told the site that he spends only about $102 per month for his needs. He further revealed to the site that he was using a normal Nokia phone for about 17 years until it broke and stop working. Because of that, he was forced to by a new smartphone.
He was commonly seen in discount stores.
“I don’t wear clothes for other people,” he told Jayne Stars. “As long as I think it’s comfortable, then it’s good enough for me.”
Chow told that “The money’s not mine. I’m only keeping it safe for the time being.” stating the reason giving away all his wealth.
Chow is famous in China for his creation in John Woo films like A Better Tomorrow, The Killer and Hard Boiled. But American movie fans might know him best as Li Mu Bai in Ang Lee’s 2000 film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
There are people who are trying to make the world a better place to live and there are few celebrities who are genuinely down to earth.
Recently we published an article on Keanu Reeves who was secretly donating millions of his wealth to children’s hospitals for a number of years.
This star of The Matrix and Join Wick kept all of this as a secret, away from everyone, and runs a private charitable foundation that gives away charity to cancer research and to kids’ hospital wards. The reason for keeping it as a secret was he did not want to boast it.
To a Ladies Home Journal article from 2009, Keanu told “I have a private foundation that’s been running for five or six years, and it helps aid a couple of children’s hospitals and cancer research,” according to Snopes.
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