Hey, Big Spender! Celeb Parents Who Tip Well (Photos)Shana Aborn
Plenty of people may find fault with President Barack Obama‘s economic policies, but not when it comes to his own personal spending habits!
According to a new story on celebrities who tip generously, the President has a rep for plunking down large gratuities when he dines out, even when the bill isn’t that big. He once left an $18 tip for a $2 beer in a North Carolina pub, and an impressive $200 tip for a modest burger lunch.
Not only is that kind of thoughtfulness appreciated by servers – who rely on their tips as part of their salary – it’s also a great lesson on generosity for the dad of Sasha and Malia to teach his children.
But the First Dad isn’t the only famous parent who sets a good example. Here are just a few others who are known around the restaurant world for giving props (and lots of $) for good service.
Check out our gallery!
David Beckham 1 of 6Becks is a superstar soccer player, dad - and tipper; he consistently makes the list of generous celebs. Maybe that's because he does things like leaving a $1,000 tip for a $100 meal.
Read about his generosity here.
70538PCN_RussellCrowe 2 of 6The temperamental actor may not be that fond of paparazzi, but he's a sweetheart for restaurant staffers who give him good service. Once at a Welsh pub, he shelled out 600 pounds after having a pint.
Here are the details.
Jessica Simpson 3 of 6Little Maxwell will soon learn how generous her mom is. Last year, she left a waitress $300 on a $500 check, along with a note saying, "You were amazing and make this world a better place." Awww.
Read more about it here.
Shaquille O’Neal 4 of 6The NBA superstar has a heart to match his size. While in Tennessee on a road trip, he left a $50 tip for a $20 meal.
Here's what a local paper had to say.
Jay-Z 5 of 6Guess it stands to reason that a dad who rents a $2,000-a-day birthing suite and showers gorgeous jewelry on his wife and daughter would share the wealth with others, too. To celebrate the release of his album last year, he hosted a party featuring $250,000 worth of champagne - and tipped $50,000. Wouldn't you have loved to be the waiters that night?
Read about it here.
Johnny Depp 6 of 6The famous movie pirate doesn't mind giving away a few doubloons now and then. At a Chicago steakhouse, he tipped his waiter a whopping $4,000!
Here's what the lucky waiter had to say.
[Photos: via PacificCoastNews.com]
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