Opinion: Daniel Craig doesn’t plan to depart a lot cash to his youngsters when he dies

Now Daniel Craig’s children know how the rest of us feel when thinking about his legacy.

Disappointed.

The James Bond actor, who allegedly raised $ 25 million for the reopening of the role, has told Candis magazine in his native UK that he has no plans to leave much of his fortune to his two children.

“My philosophy is to get rid of it or give it away before you go,” Craig told the magazine. He cited a saying that “when you die rich you have failed” and called it “disgusting” to leave huge sums of money to your heirs.

If you’re the kid of one of the highest paid actors in the world, it’s the financial equivalent of starting with Casino Royale, arguably the greatest Bond movie ever made, and then ending with Skyfall and Specter being your correspondent for the two worst holds.

Maybe his kids knew that all along. So maybe their high hopes were not disappointed.

Craig isn’t the only rich man who says he has no plans to leave his fortune to his children. Billionaires Warren Buffett and Bill Gates said the same thing. On the other hand, everything is relative. Most people would be lucky enough to leave, say, a few hundred thousand dollars for their children. What you leave after the first million or two is moot.

It has been wisely argued that you must leave your children enough money so that they can do anything is much better for them than leaving them enough money to do nothing.