Top Ten Generous Celebrity Tippers

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5. Drew Barrymore: She has a widespread reputation for always tipping 100% -- "of whatever bill she is paying -- and sometimes more," adds The Sun. Anna Ortiz, the star of Ugly Betty, served Drew twice back when she was working as a waitress, and is quoted as saying that Drew would "double up the bill, tipping 100%." It is not difficult to imagine Ms. Barrymore being generous in this way; she fairly exudes that type of spirit.


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4. Bill Murray: As with Barrymore, all the sites claim that Murray tips the amount of the check. "100% of the tab," concurs glamourvanity.com. One waiter claimed that Murray put down "a 120% tip on top of a $60 check." Zimbio.com adds to the tale, writing that Murray also "showed the waiter how to make lemon wedges juicier by rolling the lemon on the cutting board prior to slicing it." It is difficult to authenticate the anecdotal evidence alluded to in these and other best of/worst of lists. Anyone can say anything. Yet a personal, if second-hand experience lends credence to Murray being as giving with tips as is reported. An eight-year old nephew of a friend of mine was terminally ill, and through Make A Wish Foundation asked to meet Bill Murray -- who was riding high on Ghostbusters at the time. Murray ended up taking the kid to a few major league baseball games, visited him in his home and in the hospital, and eventually attended the funeral. So we believe that Murray probably is giving towards those who serve him.

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3. David Beckham: Beckham scores with the working class and consistently comes in second place on best tipper sites. As the story goes, Beckham stopped in at Joxer Daily's Pub in Culver City, California, with some LA Galaxy teammates. They had beers and snacks, he stuck to mineral water, and racked up a $100 tab. Beckham kicked in an extra $900 as the tip. Then again, thesun.co.uk puts the Joxer bill at 70 pounds and the tip at 620 pounds. "He signed autographs for anyone who asked. He smelled so nice! I hugged him so tight and he didn't mind at all," volunteered one waitress. "David certainly tips well," a Beckham spokesperson agreed, "usually because of good service."

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2. Johnny Depp: We can't deny it: JD is extraordinarily liberal with gratuities. He comes in number one on every top tipper chart around. He is said to have left a $1,500 tip on a $2,600 tab. More recently, Depp reportedly plunked down $4,000 to a waiter at the Chicago steakhouse Gibsons. The waiter who received the tip, Mohammed A. Sekhani, says that Depp "is a very soft spoken guy who is charming and sweet -- when I wait for him he doesn't like to be too fussed over and is not in any way demanding." Sekhani has also waited on Robert DeNiro and Sean Connery, "but Johnny Depp is my favorite." We bet. He is everybody's favorite because he is such a cool dude. That's why he's not number one on our list. He's Johnny Depp: He is supposed to leave outrageously cool tips.

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1. Charlie Sheen: When his daughter Cassandra Jade Estevez had her Sweet Sixteen party, Sheen slipped $200 to everyone who worked the event. That landed Sheen at #3 on Zimbio's celebrity tip list, and near the top of a number of others. "He has even been known to tip $100 at one of the local beauty salons," according to a 10 Best Celebrity Tipper list compiled by radio station 92.5 FM in Los Angeles. Yet as with Bill Murray, we have a more verifiable anecdote about Sheen. A waiter friend tells us that he waited on Charlie almost twenty years ago in an East Village lounge in New York. And although this was way before Sheen hit the CBS sitcom jackpot, he left a tip "as large as the bill -- and the bill was pretty large." That's just the way the rock star from Mars has always rolled.

Honorable Mentions: Dan Ackroyd, Drew Carey, Hillary Duff, Hulk Hogan, Angelina Jolie/Brad Pitt, Floyd Mayweather, and Julia Roberts.

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spazfair
spazfair

Yeah, Obama left twenty dollars of taxpayer money.  I could afford to tip that and I'm broke.

Al
Al

 I didn't see Ben Afflect on the best tippers list.. Dealt in Las Vegas for 30 yrs.Have never seen a more generous person (super george)

Izzy NY
Izzy NY

 I thought batman was funny. I don't mind tit for tat. If bush were still in office, I'd have pointed out how he was sending our people to fight his dirty war................and how he was responsible for the murder of thousands of innocent Iraqi's. Rumsfeld ordered several Americans kidnapped and tortured..............one because he found out some incriminating evidence against the war, and two others because they complained that Halliburton and others in the  Military industrial Complex, were overcharging the U.S, government for their services during the war campaign. And those are just a few that went public and are suing Rumsfeld. Wait, those are those who managed to survive the abuse.     Oh, but I digress.....................   I don't blame the writer of the post. Each of us gets what we want out of what we read. But, I understand retiredUSMC. Obama does receive unfair criticism. The middle class are shafted by Bush and yet those same folks kept mum during his 8 year reign of horror. He helped the Military Industrial Complex, a faceless, nameless, bunch, and ignored the needs of his countrymen. Look up former President Eisenhower's last speech to the American public.  Izzy

Batman
Batman

Obama, yea right.  Did he tip his teleprompter staff?  BTW, there's nobody left to tip. They've all lost their jobs.

retiredUSMC
retiredUSMC

@batman, dude get over it...he won.  U guys are pitiful. U morons find fault with everything the man does.  U criticize nobody on this list but Obama ??  The man took over a country that had been run into the ground by Bush yet I never saw you on here criticizing Bush.  2 wars based on pure lies that was costing us over a billion dollars a day and almost 5,000 American lives, the auto industry on the verge of collapse, more unemployment than any other time since the Great Depression.  That's what the man walked into.  I bet you were having a heart attack when Obama raised the debt ceiling, huh?  Well, how did you feel when Bush raised the debt ceiling 7 times during his time in office?  At least the man is trying.  Do sum research and found out sum facts before you jus spew out random garbage b/c u come off sounding like a racist pig. 

spazfair
spazfair

@retiredUSMC And there's the race card...

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