Most of us have seen children of the wealthy living it up on personal jets, yachts, etc. While some offspring of the wealthy spend their money wisely, others tend to be more free with their abundance of cash.
These 5 billionaires have chosen to not leave their hard-earned money to their children:
The American businessman and politician wrote in a letter to The Giving Pledge Nearly that his net worth will be given away in the years ahead or left to his foundation.
The Australian mining magnate once claimed in court papers that, "None of the plaintiffs has the requisite capacity or skill, nor the knowledge, experience, judgment or responsible work ethic to administer a trust in the nature of the trust in particular as part of the growing HPPL Group."
The co-founder of Microsoft (MSFT) told The Sun in 2010 that giving all his money to his kids wouldn't be good for them or society.
The CEO of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A) said in a letter to the Gates Foundation, "I want to give my kids just enough so that they would feel that they could do anything, but not so much that they would feel like doing nothing."
The founder of eBay (EBAY) said in a letter to the Gates Foundation, "Our view is fairly simple. We have more money than our family will ever need. There's no need to hold onto it when it can be put to use today, to help solve some of the world's most intractable problems."
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