13 Celebrities Who Are Big Tippers
They like to spread the wealth
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2014 1:05 PM CDT
Dr. Dre isn't shy when it comes to tipping.   (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)

(Newser) – Dr. Dre just became the richest man in hip-hop—and he's spreading his good fortune around. Last week, the rapper was partying at West Hollywood's Mondrian Hotel, and when he left, he gave his waitress a $5,000 tip. "She was stunned," a source tells Radar. He joins the ranks of these dozen other big celeb tippers:

  • Earlier this month, Charlize Theron got Pinkberry in Hollywood, but didn't have cash to pay her $3.75 bill and promised to return. She came back more than an hour later ... and gave the employee a $100 bill, letting her keep the change, TMZ reports.
  • Last year in a Philadelphia restaurant, Taylor Swift not only left a $500 tip—she also gave the head chef two tickets to her show the next night for his son, a big Swift fan, the New York Daily News reports.
  • Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, and their kids ordered $1,000 worth of food at a Japanese restaurant in Berlin last year—nearly everything on the menu—and then left a $846 tip, Entertainmentwise reports.
  • In 2011, Jessica Simpson tipped 60% on a $500 restaurant bill at Lavo in New York, and also left her waitress a note telling her she makes the world "a better place," the Daily News reports.

  • At a Welsh pub in 2009, Russell Crowe left a $1,000 tip on a $400 tab—and played an impromptu set with his band, Hello reports.
  • When Conan O'Brien interviewed him earlier this year, Charles Barkley confirmed the longstanding rumor that he is an amazing tipper, and even once tipped $25,000 after winning $700,000 playing blackjack. "I probably should have tipped more, to be honest with you," he said.
  • Jay Z once spent $250,000 on champagne at a Miami nightclub and then left a $50,000 tip, Radar reports.
  • You might not expect it, but Paris Hilton is reportedly a great tipper, always generous with wait staff, manicurists, valets, and drivers, according to the Miami New Times.
  • In 2008, David Beckham was out celebrating with teammates—all he drank was mineral water, and the bill only came to $100, but he left a $1,000 tip, Hollyscoop reports.
  • Stained Apron keeps a running list, based on intel from servers, of good and bad celebrity tippers. On the nice list: Bill Murray, who reportedly once left an anonymous server a 120% tip on a $60 check.
  • Johnny Depp ran up quite a bill at Gibson's steakhouse in Chicago in 2009, ordering a few $500 bottles of wine. At the end of the night, he left a $4,000 tip, Radar reports.
Want to see the other side of things? Check out 12 awful celebrity tippers.

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Robert Maybeth
Aug 6, 2015 12:31 AM CDT
just got through reading the other zergnet blurb about the WORST tippers - streisand, bill cosby (go figure), the rest of the rich cheapskates of poor character. For someone who tips well, that says alot about their character (just like a bad tipper's says about theirs too)
London
Jun 23, 2014 9:11 PM CDT
Dr. Dre left $5000 OK I get that so why not drop it where its really needed with the homeless. You can start with this lady whose page I found on facebook- http://www.gofundme.com/a8r9v8. "Does Anyone know how to reach all of them and I mean Allllll? Hell I need some coins too….LOL
bearmon2010
Jun 22, 2014 1:11 PM CDT
The celebrities are just being show off. They are lower than human being. Disgusting! What's wrong with this America ? Ugh!