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Sir Mick Jagger says he may leave ‘$500,000,000’ fortune to charity 'as his children don't need it'

Sir Mick Jagger says he may leave ‘$500,000,000’ fortune to charity 'as his children don't need it'

The Rolling Stones frontman has eight children with five women

Sir Mick Jagger has suggested that he may choose to leave his $500 million fortune to charity rather than his children.

And the 80-year-old isn't the only celebrity to announced their plans to donate their vast fortune to charitable causes.

From Jackie Chan to Bill Gates, each celebrity has given their own reason as to why their children will not be inheriting anything from them - with Chan saying that his son would 'waste' it while Gates is being a bit more generous and only leaving them a small bit as a safety net.

And it's a pretty divisive topic, as Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher's decision to do the same also sparked a huge debate online.

But it seems like Jagger is also joining the club.

Mick Jagger says he might not leave his fortune to his kids.
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The Rolling Stones front man said that the band have no plans to sell the rights to their back catalogue, adding that his children don't 'need' the enormous amount of money that would bring in.

In an interview with WSJ, he said: "The children don’t need $500million (£411million) to live well. Come on."

Given the cost of living and inflation, at this rate who knows?

By 2050 that might be enough for a two bed apartment in a city centre! I'm joking, sort of.

Instead, Jagger suggested that the money should go to a charity.

He said: "You maybe do some good in the world."

The Rock 'n' Roll legend has eight children with five different women - which is a lot of children to split your fortune between.

He shares 52-year-old Karis, with Marsha Hunt, 51-year-old Jade with Bianca Jagger, Elizabeth, 39, Georgia May, 31, and sons James, 38, and Gabriel, 25 with Jerry Hall, and 24-year-old son Luca with Luciana Morad Gimenez.

He also recently welcomed six-year-old Deveraux with his girlfriend Melanie Hamrick.

Since their formation in 1962, the band has cemented themselves in musical history, leaving behind a legacy like no other.

And they are still going strong - recently releasing a new album, Hackney Diamonds, which features a pretty hyped collab between the group and Lady Gaga.

However, there comes a time where they might have to take a break - and that's where AI could come in, according to the singer.

Jagger recently released a new song, Angry.
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Jagger said that, thanks to the new technology, the Stones could live on long after they have all shuffled off this mortal coil.

This has already been done with ABBA's Voyage tour, which saw projected avatars of the iconic Swedish pop group recreated in the glory of their 1970s heyday.

He said: "You can have a posthumous business now, can’t you? You can have a posthumous tour."

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