Chow Yun-Fat Says He’ll Donate His Entire Fortune of Almost SGD$1 Billion To Charity After Death

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90s kids would know Chow Yun-Fat as the Brad Pitt of our childhood.

He’s the God of gamblers…


…a badass assassin…


…and all-around hardcore gangster.


Yup. Girls love him and guys wished they could be like him.

Well, now, he’s done something even cooler that’ll make you sigh in envy. That or wish you’re a charity case.

Chow Yun Fat Says He’ll Donate His Entire Fortune To Charity After Death

According to a CNA Lifestyle article, he pledged to donate his entire fortune to charity after he dies.

“This money isn’t something you possess forever. When you’re gone one day, you have to leave it to others to use it.”

“You can’t bring the money in your bank account with you after you die.”

His entire fortune is said to be HK$5.6 billion (S$981 million).

He added that his Singaporean wife, Jasmine Tan, fully supports his decision.

Chow Yun Fat’s Philosophy in Life is Worth Learning From

Even after he grew old, Chow Yun Fat never failed to impress. Especially when it comes to his convictions, beliefs and lifestyle.

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Previously, we wrote about Fat-gor’s reason for taking the public transport.

Remember, he’s someone worth almost a billion dollars.

But here’s what he said:

“I think that some people believe that just because you are born here, that when you have money, you need to move up to the next level. And that you are supposed to own whatever material goods people of that level are supposed to have. The minute you don’t do that, you are considered strange.”

But he doesn’t believe in that.

When he takes the train from Tsim Sha Tsui station, he can reach Admiralty station in five minutes.

He added that for those who believe in status, they’ll have to be stuck in a traffic jam for two hours.

So he doesn’t care about status symbols, what he really cares about is “being practical, relaxed and comfortable”.

Plus, he’s not doing it to keep his image.

“Ninety per cent of the people on the subway would be staring down at their phones. Who would even notice me? It’s like stepping into an abandoned land!”

Plus, He Spends Less Than $4.50 a Day.

The 63-year-old Hong Kong actor, who has starred in numerous Hollywood films as well, allegedly leads the life of an everyday man, regularly having street food and using a phone that her wife gave to him.

The international superstar spends merely SGD$140 a month even when he earns millions of dollars a year.

What’s even more shocking is that he has been using that same old Nokia phone for 17 years – and only changed to a smartphone after it stopped working.

And to think that after saving up all that money, he’s going to give it away anyway.


When I grow up, I want to be Fat Gor.

Unfortunately, I’m already a grownup, and I’m a fat (not skinny) gor instead.

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