“But I don’t want to leave great sums to the next generation. I think inheritance is quite distasteful. My philosophy is: get rid of it or give it away before you go.”
That’s the statement. “Great sums” being the important part.
Craig, who is best known for his role as James Bond, will be paid £73 million to star in the sequels to the American detective movie Knives Out. His two daughters – who are 29 years old and three – will not see a penny of it.
No, not really, that’s not what he’s said.
Or at least he’s left himself a large wriggle room there. In perhaps the Bill Gates style of “perhaps $10 million” or, enough to do anything but not enough to do nothing.
Condo in NYC, decent flat in London, all education bills paid up to whatever level. Bit of funding to get a career started, money aside for the grandkids to all be able to have the same sort of levels.
There’s a big difference between “great sums” and funding an haute bourgeois life for the next couple of generations.
Of course, I’ve no specific knowledge here. But I can actually read what was said. Not lots and lots is not the same as nothing now, is it?
But then of such logical leaps is a girly column made.