Kirk Douglas gives fortune to charity, snubs son Michael

27 Février, 2020, 10:15 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
  • Kirk Douglas leaves his entire $95 million fortune to charity

The late Hollywood icon Kirk Douglas has left the bulk of his fortune to charity but none to his son, actor Michael Douglas.

According to a report in Mirror, Kirk has donated Dollars 61 million fortune by giving at least USD 50 million to the Douglas Foundation.

Part of Douglas's inheritance will reportedly be received by St. Lawrence University, Westwood's Sinai Temple, Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theater, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

It hasn't been reported how or where the final $11m will be distributed. Supposedly, the money mostly went to his charity, the Douglas Structure, which will send out the profits to the Children's Health center in LA.

But the actor, who was known for his charitable contributions throughout his life, did leave the money to several beneficiaries.

Kirk Douglas died 5 February.

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Wherever Kirk Douglas died at the age of 103. Since Michael is worth $300 million in his own right, he does not need to inherit anything. Kirk Douglas is survived by his spouse Anne Beydens Douglas, their son Joel Douglas and Douglas' sons from his first marriage Peter and Michael Douglas.

Kirk Douglas was born in Amsterdam to Jewish immigrant parents from present-day Belarus.

"Kirk's life was well lived and he leaves a legacy in film that will endure for generations to come, and a history as a renowned philanthropist who worked to aid the public and bring peace to the planet".

When Michael shared the news of his father's death, he mentioned how his father was a great humanitarian.

Meanwhile, Quentin Tarantino has uncovered that a "young Michael Douglas" helped inspire the two main characters in his film Once Upon A Time In Hollywood, Leonardo DiCaprio's Rick Dalton and Brad Pitt's Cliff Booth.

"Let me finish with the phrases I informed him on his final birthday and which is able to at all times stay true. Dad- I really like you a lot and I'm so proud to be your son".

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