I somehow stumbled on this topic online few minutes ago. The general consensus is, if your parents are wealthy, you automatically inherit their wealth when they die. But there are people who don’t subscribe to the idea.
British actor and stand-up comedian, Lenny Henry is one of them. He hinted yesterday that he won’t be leaving his huge fortune to his only child because he wants her to learn the value of hard work.
“Isn’t there a lot of wealthy people now doing this thing of not giving their children everything? ‘You’ll start your life with nothing and earn your own money’.
“There is a thing of not over-privileging your children with stuff if you are very, very rich, because how are they going to learn? How are they going to learn to stick up for themselves.
English broadcaster, Nigella Lawson also shared his opinion.
“I am determined that my children should have no financial security. It ruins people not having to earn money.”Quite a lot of wealthy people now do this thing of not giving their children any money.
There is a thing of not over-privileging your children if you are very, very rich because how are they going to learn? How are they going to learn to stick up for themselves? So it’s probably right.’