George Clooney wants his kids to “make their own living”.
The 59-year-old actor – who has three-year-old Ella and Alexander with wife Amal – will always be there as a “backstop” if the twins run into difficulties, but he doesn’t want them to rely on his money when they get older.
He said: “They’re going to have to make their own living. The idea should always be that you’re there as a backstop but you’re not there to just funnel money.”
The ‘Midnight Sky’ star hopes the children will take over his charitable foundation when they are in a position to and he and his wife want them to always understand the importance of giving back.
He said: “My hope is that if they want to, they will help run the foundation because we have a great interest in it lasting long after we’re gone. I’d hope I’d be able to instil into our children the importance of making your own way and looking out for others.
“From the time I was very young, every Christmas morning we’d have to go to some stranger’s house and take the whole family presents.
“That’s an element we will instil in our children as well – that we’re responsible for one another and not just in the family.”
George famously gave 14 of his friends $1 million each and he insisted that it was the right thing to do at the time – and he didn’t even get the chance to miss the cash.
He told the Daily Mirror newspaper: “Most of my friends don’t have a lot of money and they’ve got to put their kids in college and stuff.
“I was making out my will and looking at who I was going to give money to, and I realised we’re waiting until we’ll all be old. I thought ‘Well, they need it now so why don’t we get it over with now?’
“And right after, the movie ‘Gravity’ came out and we were paid in percentages, so I made the money back almost immediately.”
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