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Will Johnny Depp Ruin His Children's Lives With Money?

Mon, October 10, 2011 10:30am EDT by 7 Comments

In ‘Vanity Fair,’ Johnny talked about why he takes on so many projects – it’s for his two kids!

Johnny Depp is one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood – he earned $100 million last year – but in Vanity Fair, he calls the money “stupid.” Stupid money or not, is it a good idea to give that much to his children Lily-Rose and Jack?

“Basically, if they’re going to pay me the stupid money right now, I’m going to take it,” the mega-grossing Pirates of the Caribbean star tells the magazine. “I have to. I mean, it’s not for me. Do you know what I mean? At this point, it’s for my kids. It’s ridiculous, yeah, yeah. But ultimately is it for me? No. No. It’s for the kids.”

But if Johnny leaves his kids millions of dollars, will there be any incentive for them to work hard? Clinical psychologist Dr. Mary Lamia, PhD, told that it all depends on how Johnny and Vanessa Paradis raise their children. “It’s not about how much money they end up inheriting, it’s about the values the parents instill in the children,” she says.

Do YOU think it’s a good idea for kids to inherit millions of dollars?