The late Hollywood legend, Kirk Douglas and father of actor Michael Douglas who died February 5, 2020, at the age of 103 has left his entire $61million fortune to charity.
Kirk left his entire $60million fortune to charity and didn’t leave any money to his son, Michael who has his own net worth of about $300million.
The Spartacus actor money was distributed through the Douglas Foundation, which aims to “help those who cannot otherwise help themselves”.
Some of the beneficiaries that also benefited from Kirk’s $61million fortune include St Lawrence University, where they fund a scholarship for minority and underprivileged students; Westwood’s Sinai Temple, which houses the Kirk and Anne Douglas Childhood Center; Culver City’s Kirk Douglas Theatre, a dilapidated movie theater restored as a live performance venue, and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Douglas was born Issur Danielovitch in Amsterdam, New York, in 1916 to mother Bryna and Herschel Danielovitch, Jewish immigrants from what is today Belarus.
Kirk, who was known for his charitable contributions throughout his life, is survived by his wife Anne, aged 100, children Hollywood dynasty. Michael, 75, two-time Oscar winner known for films including Wall Street, Basic Instinct and Fatal Attraction. Joel and Peter and seven grandchildren.