If You Think Kirk Douglas Stiffed His Son $60 Million, You’re An Idiot
Legendary actor and Amsterdam, New York native passed away earlier this month at the age of 103. He was an amazing actor from the golden age of Hollywood. He and his wife were also VERY generous and set up The Douglas Foundation to give away millions to different causes and charities throughout their lives.
People are making a huge deal about the fact that Kirk Douglas was worth about $60 Million when he passed. People expected him to leave some to his son, Michael Douglas, but he didn't. So some are reporting that Kirk Douglas "stiffed" his son, or "Left him out of the will" and that simply isn't true. They were about as close as a father and son could be. If Michael Douglas was a struggling actor or a regular dude working a 9 to 5 job I'm sure he would have left him some cash. Michael Douglas is worth about $225 Million...he doesn't need his dad's inheritance. He's gonna be just fine without it.
Instead the legend that was, and is, Kirk Douglas will live on for many years helping charities and people all over the work because of his generosity. So stop saying that Kirk Douglas stiffed his son and start saying that Kirk Douglas still supports the causes and charities that were important to him during his life.