Nigella Lawson, the daughter of a wealthy couple and wife to one of the wealthiest men in England, has said that she will leave her children not one penny. Claiming that she had to work hard for the money and that inherited wealth makes people weak, she boasts about her plans to exclude them from the family’s riches.
As the daughter of a former Conservative chancellor, Nigella Lawson knows a thing or two about privileged upbringing.
But when it comes to raising her own children, the celebrity chef clearly believes in tough love.
She shares an estimated wealth of more than £110million with her husband, the marketing guru Charles Saatchi, and has a £7million London home.
However, Miss Lawson says she will leave none of it to her offspring.
It is not a decision with which her husband agrees.
Mr Saatchi, 64, is adamant that the children should be allowed to inherit the couple’s wealth – and the subject causes more than a little discord between them, according to Miss Lawson.
Mr Saatchi has one daughter, 12-year-old Phoebe from his first marriage.
Miss Lawson, 48, has two children, 13-year-old daughter Cosima and son Bruno, 11, from her marriage to the late journalist John Diamond.
I say you work for your children. I’m by no means wealthy or even comfortable, perhaps middle class but one thing that has always been certain, whatever is mine is my children’s and if one day I can afford to contribute generously to their house budget or cars or special gifts, it will be my honor to do so.
What is good enough for the goose (and it looks like she’s eaten her fair share), is most certainly good enough for the gander. Why she thinks that the fortunes that were awarded to her should not be shared with her children is just selfish and ruthless in my opinion. Perhaps if she didn’t want life-long responsibility, she shouldn’t of even had children to begin with. No matter anyway, my guess is when they are older those kids won’t be coming over for Christmas dinner to a mansion and privilege that they are no longer privy to.
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