She’s managed to save a fortune thanks to her huge TV roles in Britain, with her popular show Location, Location, Location even becoming a worldwide hit over the years.
And now much-loved presenter Kirstie Allsopp, 46, has revealed she hopes to leave her £16million (AU$28million) fortune to her two sons Bay Atlas, 12, and Oscar Hercules, nine, when she’s gone. However, it comes with a catch.
Kirstie, who is married to property tycoon Ben Anderson, said she feels lucky that they have managed to make as much money as they have, and she doesn’t want her sons to ever be in any financial trouble themselves. That being said, they’ll have to work for it.
“The privilege of the money we’ve earned is that the kids can do what they like,” she told Prima magazine, according to the Mail Online. However, she added: “I’d be horrified if they didn’t work and wouldn’t give them a penny.
“I’d be thrilled if they lived nearby, teaching at a local school while I looked after their children – that’s my dream scenario.”
Kirstie is also step-mother to Ben’s children from a previous relationship, Orion, 16, and Hal, 19.
While she has carved a huge career hosting property shows including Location, Location, Location, as well as Relocation, Relocation and Location Revisited, her father is also the former chairman of Christie’s auction house.
Not all well-off celebrities have the same mindset as Kirstie when it comes to leaving their millions to their kids however, and huge names like Sir Elton John, Sting and even Simon Cowell have admitted they don’t want to pass on their wealth.
While Elton previously insisted he wanted his sons Zachary, seven, and Elijah, five, to be financially stable, he believes too much money could ruin their lives.
Meanwhile, Simon previously told Esquire magazine: “I’m going to leave my money to somebody. A charity, probably – kids and dogs. I don’t believe in passing on from one generation to another.
“Your legacy has to be that hopefully you gave enough people an opportunity, so that they could do well, and you gave them your time, taught them what you know.”