We assume that kids of rich celebrities are lucky for a lot of reasons, with one of them being that big inheritance that is waiting for them in the future. But it seems like not all celebrities agree with leaving a big inheritance for their children. There are many celebrities who decide to leave their kid with little to no inheritance. Find out who are the most famous celebrities who choose to completely cut their kids out of their will.
1. Robert Kardashian
Many people have possibly heard that Robert Kardashian either as the famous attorney or the beloved father of the Kardashian clan came to prominence during the infamous O.J Simpson Trial. When he passed away in 2003 from cancer, Ellen Pierson, who he had just married, had been named the sole heiress of his $30 million net worth. After a long court battle, the family came to know that Robert Kardashian’s widow had actually copied his documents.
2. Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay is known as a world-class chef. He has a net worth of $220 million and It was no accident that he rose to fame quickly due to his charisma as well as a string of wildly successful restaurants. But growing fame not only thanks to his cooking skills but also rage on TV shows. Recently, he declared that he won’t leave an inheritance to his five children trust more money will come through charity organizations.
3. Joan Crawford
Actress Joan Crawford was known for her unique beauty and impressive acting skills. Though she was a talented and captivating performer, Crawford received backlash from members of the public and media who had varying feelings towards her character or the roles that she played. But despite the mixed opinions surrounding her, Crawford’s reputation in the film has remained intact.
Passing away at age 72 in 1977, a year before marrying her fifth husband Alfred Steele. Her last will and testament stated that $77,500 was to be given to young Cindy and Cathy, two of the three children that Crawford had adopted herself. The third child, Christopher makes no mention here as he hadn’t been officially adopted during his mother’s lifetime. This is awkward but we’re just relaying what’s written down in the notorious lady’s last will and testament!
Sting was a very skilled musician when he first started out. He played in several bands. All the members of these bands met at Newcastle University where they studied music. Soon after, Sting left the band behind and became a solo artist with an album released in 1976. Which established his recognition as one of the most gifted musicians in the world today.
Sting loves sports cars and has often had some bought for him by sponsors of his concerts. A number of them were damaged by fans rushing towards him at car shows or exhibitions to shake hands or get autographs from him. He has settled down now with Trudie Styler, his wife for many years, with whom he has two children and four stepchildren. However, he has no intention of leaving much of his children because he plans to spend most of his fortune before he dies.
5. Andrew Lloyd Weber
Billionaire Andrew Loyd Weber has had some impressive achievements since arriving on the Broadway scene 50 years ago. And making it to the very exclusive EGOT club, which includes winning an Emmy Award, Grammy Award, Oscar, and Tony Award. When asked about his legacy in an interview with the Daily Mirror, Weber stated that he didn’t believe in inheritance money because it was all about hard work for him. It seems like his five children won’t have a chance at any of his estimated $1.2 billion estates.
6. Ted Turner
Ted Turner is a businessman and famous personality who founded CNN, TNT, and TBS. Beginning in 1970, the adventurous entrepreneur has invested in various projects including real estate, news networks, and entertainment. His media empire has increased his net worth to approximately $2.2 billion.
He has seven children but evidently shares much of his wealth and property through his charity foundation which began operations in 1990. One year after he won the Nobel Peace Prize for attempting to stop war-induced deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest which resulted in saving many species from extinction due to overhunting.
7. Marlon Brando
Marlon Brando was one of the greatest actors to ever grace the silver screen. In his illustrious career, he has starred in groundbreaking films such as Apocalypse Now and The Godfather as well as several others which earned him two Oscars and a net worth of $100 million. However, after passing away at the age of 80, Marlon cut two of his 11 children from his will.
8. Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are a power couple in an industry known for its divorce rate. They have two children together and were married in 2015. The successful actors have been loved up since 2012 and have worked hard to maintain their privacy when it comes to their children who they can be seen with all around town. The pair, known to be very generous with their money, plan to leave most of their $200 million fortune to charity organizations once they’re gone.
9. Richard “Old Man” Harrison
Richard “Old Man” Harrison rose to fame in the hit reality show Pawn Stars where he was lovingly nicknamed “Old Man.” Although he was already 77 years old at the time of his death in 2018, Harrison managed to amass a truly incredible $8 million net worth thanks to this highly successful show. It not only brought him additional attention but also rewarded him for his own business and historical knowledge as a salesman. One year before his death cut out his son Christopher Harrison from his will. There has never been an explanation given for this cruel decision until now – and it’s going to shock you!
10. Bill Gates
Bill Gates has been on the list of the richest men in the world for several years now. He founded Microsoft which is worth $107 billion today. Nowadays, Bill and his wife Melinda are focused on improving healthcare and helping children through their charitable foundation. This foundation reaches billions of people all over the globe every year. Although they have three children, they have made it clear that 99% of their fortune will be donated to charity.