'Tips for Jesus' big spender unmasked?
Reports say the generous benefactor behind the huge gratuities is a former PayPal executive.
By Madeline Stone, Business Insider
The New York Post is reporting that "Tips for Jesus," the mysterious person leaving thousands of dollars in tips at restaurants across the country, is Jack Selby, a venture capitalist and former vice president at PayPal.
According to The Post, Aruj Dhawan, a waiter at Bo's Kitchen, confirmed that Selby and another man and woman had visited the restaurant in New York's Chelsea neighborhood late on Saturday night and left a $1,000 tip on a $111 bill.
"As I was about to drop the check off, one of the men said they would 'make my night.' They called me over, gave me the check -- I was amazed," Dhawan told the Post. "They took a picture (with me) and literally, just like that, they walked out."
The mysterious tipper has previously taken credit for tips worth thousands of dollars at restaurants in Los Angeles; Ann Arbor, Mich.; and South Bend, Ind.
Sam Biddle of Valleywag reported last week that Selby was responsible for the extravagantly generous tips, though he didn't cite any specific sources.
It would make sense if it turns out Selby is behind the project. As one of the original PayPal executives, he's known to have made a good deal of money when the online payment company was sold to eBay in 2002. Selby hasn't officially revealed himself, though in November he took to Facebook to share a South Bend Tribune article about the "Tips for Jesus" Instagram account.
It is still unclear whether there are more people involved, though it seems likely, given the variety of locations where the tips have appeared.
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Do your homework. The Bible does not say that money is the root of all evil. It says "for the love of money is the root of all evil". Big distinction. Just like Adam and Eve eating the Apple. Nope. Bible simply say the "forbidden fruit" Who decided it was an apple?
Allow people to do good things. Don't judge.
who care where the guy earned his money. it is his choice to share it with anyone sees in need. with the economy like it is, i wish there were more people like him in the U.S,.
Thank you Arju for making some peoples day brighter. You are a true blessing.
Matt, No where in the bible does it say that Money is the root of all evil. It says The love of money is the root of all evil. If your going to quote the Bible, please do some research first. You might be amazed at what you find in the Bible.
I would love a tip like that! That is so generous and what a wonderful time to be a Secret Santa Claus or not so secret now.
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