The legendary action film star and martial artist, 68, is one of the most iconic actors to have graced the screen.
Chan has been captivating audiences for more than four decades. He is most known for his appearances in the Rush Hour series, Kung Fu Panda, and The Karate Kid.
He accumulated a $400 million net worth during the course of his career, appearing in more than 150 movies.
He has made it obvious, though, that he won’t be handing any of it to his son, and he has a good reason for doing so.
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In his autobiography “Never Grow Up,” Chan remembered a day when he and his son Jaycee were travelling by plane.
The actor reserved a first-class seat for himself, but opted for an economy seat for his son.
‘you have no money now, so you sit here’. The Shanghai Knights player informed his youngster.
But ultimately, a stewardess moved Jaycee into a free first-class ticket, and he was able to sit next to his son.
Chan stated that his son had been able to gain a free upgrade to first class on every flight they had travelled since then and would say to his father:
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“I got another upgrade, I don’t need money.”
The Rush Hour actor wrote: “You have me as a dad, but other people don’t.
“They have to fight their own battles. When you get to sit in first class, because of your own hard work, then that’s success.”
He then revealed that he will donate his money to charity instead of handing it to his son.
Chan added: “If he is capable, he can make his own money. If he is not, then he will just be wasting mine.”
Jaycee entered the entertainment business like his father and gained recognition as an actor and singer.
Although he has been in several films and released a few songs, he has not yet achieved the same level of fame as his father.
1911, Jackie’s 100th movie, featured Jaycee and his father as the leads, but the collaboration led to Chan’s least successful and least well-received movie to date.
Chan is not the first famous person to publicly acknowledge that they will not be passing on their legacy to their offspring.
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Shaquille O’Neal, a former NBA All-Star, previously said that in order for his children to inherit any money from him, they must complete two college degrees.
He mentioned the following on the Earn Your Leisure podcast: “My kids are older now. They’re kinda upset with me – not really upset – but they don’t understand.
“Because I tell them all the time. We ain’t rich. I’m rich.”
Daniel Craig, a former James Bond actor, has previously declared that he will get rid of all of his money before passing away because he finds receiving an inheritance to be “distasteful.”