The sixty-five-year-old Chinese film actor, Chow Yun-fat has surprised the world with his great actions. He has made a fortune of $714 million throughout his career with films like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.
You’ll think that it’s not a big matter to a successful actor, but it’s something unique that what he plans to do with his life’s savings.
The actor said that his decision is to donate this entire $714 million towards charity in his interview with Jayne Stars, a cinema website from Hong Kong.
Do you think that many people would have the heart or even guts to do that?
When you know the reason behind this, you’d sure love this person. According to what he thinks, it’s easy to earn money, but it’s quite difficult to find peace in life. The actor wanted to achieve a carefree and simple life. He believes he would be able to realize his dream of leading a normal and happy life by giving away his money.
Chow has always been a minimalist person. He says that his personal monthly expenditure is only about $102. He had been using his simple Nokia phone for more than 17 years and recently he shifted to a smartphone only by compulsion, when his Nokia phone broke down a few years back.
He also visits discount stores for shopping as he wears clothes only for him and he only wants is a comfort.
You will understand by now that he’s a philosophical man. His decision to donate lies a pearl of profound wisdom that most of us are far from realizing.
According to him money indeed isn’t his own he is nothing more than a person taking care of it temporarily.
Chow is well known for his performance in John Woo directed Hard Boiled, The Killer, and A Better Tomorrow to the Chinese audience. Internationally, we know him better for his role of Li Mu Bai in Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which was directed by Ang Lee in 2000.
Chow is a very special person and is not easily found. He is an inspiration to us all if we are to make a better world for ourselves.
The Hollywood actor Keanu Reeves is another example for generosity as for quite a long time now he had been making large donations to children’s hospitals. It was an entirely secretive project and was not meant to earn fame.
This John Wick and The Matrix star owns a charitable organization, working towards cancer research and child hospital development. But he doesn’t want to saw these things as something to flaunt about and never spoke about this in public.
They are undoubtedly true heroes of all the time and we have a lot to learn from them.