Most of Kirk Douglas's fortune given to charity, none to his son

Most of Kirk Douglas's fortune given to charity, none to his son

- Kirk Douglas, the Hollywood icon, passed away at the ripe old age of 103

- He left behind a massive fortune of $60 million but his son, Michael Douglas, did not inherit any of it

- Instead, $50 million of the money went to different charities through the Douglas Foundation

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Hollywood star Kirk Douglas has passed away and left behind a big fortune to the sum of $60 million.

Kirk passed away at the age of 103 earlier this month and his son, also a popular Hollywood celeb, Michael Douglas, shared the surprising news on social media.

It has since come to light that Kirk did not give any of his money to his son, who is 75; most of it went to charitable organisations, according to Fox News. Michael Douglas seems to have been aware of his father's intentions with his money.

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$50 million was sent to organisations such as Culver City's Kirk Douglas Theatre and Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Westwood's Sinai Temple and St Lawrence University.

This was handled by the Douglas Foundation, Briefly.co.za gathered. The charitable behaviour is nothing new to Kirk's family.

When he turned 99, he and his wife Anne donated $15 million towards a care centre in Woodland Hills. He was always passionate about helping others.

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

"It is with tremendous sadness that my brothers and I announce that Kirk Douglas left us today at the age of 103.
"To the world, he was a legend, an actor from the golden age of movies who lived well into his golden years... A humanitarian whose commitment to justice and the causes he believed in set a standard for all of us to aspire to."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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