Gere's Happiness Not Dependent On Money
RICHARD GERE loves the life of luxury his acting success has brought him and his family, but insists he wouldn't be too upset if one day he awakes a poor man.
The Pretty Woman actor has enjoyed 25 years in the Hollywood spotlight and loves taking advantage of the opportunities his wealth has afforded him, but admits his happiness isn't dependent on money.
Gere tells Britain's Empire magazine, "There's nothing wrong with having things. But if it all goes away, then that's fine too. I'm not identifying with things, not saying, 'This object is mine. This money is mine.'
"The whole idea of me is defined by that success and money and if it comes, fine, but I'm not stuck to it. Basically we want to be happy, big happy, not, 'Great, I got the presents that I wanted'."