Movie Star Worth $714 M Living A Simple Life, Giving Away His Entire Fortune To Charity

In a time when people are becoming more materialistic and are increasingly believing in the hoarding of wealth, a remarkable story of a beloved movie star from Hong Kong, will blow you away.

Chow Yun-Fat, a celebrity movie star from Hong Kong, announced recently that he will give his entire fortune to charity.

This 63-year-old celebrity and philanthropist, starred in movies like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, A Better Tomorrow, and The Replacement Killers and has accumulated a net worth of $714 million over the span of his illustrious career.

Turns out that he has no need for such wealth and leads a very simple lifestyle, spending only about $100 per month ($800 HKD).

Like other movie stars, he does not drive luxury sports cars and neither lives in a mansion, he prefers to shop at thrift stores; he and his wife eat at food stalls; and he uses public transport whenever he can; and can you believe this, he recently bought his first smart phone after the Nokia phone – which he owned for 17 years – finally broke down.

His wife and he plan on donating his fortune to a number of charities, in addition to their own charity, which they have had for several years.

“My dream is to be a happy and normal person,” Yun-Fat 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.”

Yun Fat is setting such a marvellous example for all of us, we surely need more philanthropists like him in the world.

Verse of the Day

“Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you. — Jeremiah 32:17 (NIV)

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