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

[Doing Good to All] Brothers and sisters, if someone is caught in a sin, you who live by the Spirit should restore that person gently. But watch yourselves, or you also may be tempted. — Galatians 6:1 (NIV)

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