Chow Yun-fat has revealed he plans to donate his $714-million fortune to charity.
The “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon” star, 63, explained to the Hong Kong movie site Jayne Stars that he plans to give it all away.
“My dream is to be a happy and normal person,” he 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.”
The frugal actor, who has been spotted shopping at discount stores and has reportedly used the same Nokia flip-phone for 17 years, told the outlet that he lives comfortably on approximately $102 a month. “I don’t wear clothes for other people,” he confessed. “As long as I think it’s comfortable, then it’s good enough for me.”
But why is Yun-fat giving away all the money he’s earned? “The money’s not mine,” he explained. “I’m only keeping it safe for the time being.”
In addition to “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon”, the Hong Kong action star has appeared in such Hollywood films as “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End”, “Anna and the King”, “The Replacement Killers” and “Bulletproof Monk”.