As the divorce of Bill and Melinda Gates hit the headlines, many started to speculate how the billionaire couple would divide up their extensive assets. But one thing’s for sure, as the couple co-founded The Giving Pledge – where wealthy philanthropists commit to giving away the majority of their wealth during their lifetimes or in their wills – their fortunes won’t be handed down to their children. And they’re not the only super-rich people choosing to spend their money elsewhere. Click or scroll through the famous names whose kids won't be sharing their wealth – and why.
All net worth values based on Forbes data.