Stereotypes tell us that the worst tippers are typically the ones with the most cash to spare. Thankfully, that’s not the case with these generous celebrities. From excessive gratuities in the four digits to free concert tickets, these 10 stars are pros when it comes to sharing the wealth.
According to TMZ, Oscar winning actress Charlize Theron popped into a Pinkberry outlet for some frozen yogurt. But she didn't have any money on her. She said she'd come back and pay the $3.75 tab. About an hour later Theron did. She paid with a $100 bill and left the surprised Pinkberry worker a $96.25 tip.
In 2012 actor John Travolta left a $100 tip at a New York restaurant. His bill was $382.69 – so that's a pretty decent gratuity.
Back in 2008 David Beckham was out with a few teammates after a charity soccer match. The bill was small, just $100. But Becks left one of the most generous tips ever: $1000.
"David only drank mineral water,” waitress Claudia Belden said at the time. “He signed autographs for anyone who asked. He smelled so nice! I hugged him so tight and he didn't mind at all."
Russell Crowe surprised staff at a pub in Tenby, Wales with a huge tip. He was in the area working on a film when he visited the pub for dinner and drinks with a group. The tab came to just over $400. Crowe left a tip of $1100. The staff working that night split the tip equally.
You wouldn't think that supermodel Naomi Campbell would be a big tipper, but she is. Campbell and actress Cameron Diaz were out for dinner in London. After dinner, the pair hit the Whisky Mist bar for a couple of drinks. At the end of the evening, she left a $9200 tip. Yes, $9200. Metro reported that the waitress was shocked. “She didn't know what to think or say. She was totally stunned by Naomi's generous thank you."
In 2011 Jay-Z was celebrating an album release at a posh Miami restaurant. The champagne was flowing and by closing time the tab was hovering around $250,000! At the end of the night the rap star paid the bill and included a $50,000 tip.
When the Dallas Mavericks won the NBA Championship in 2011, owner Mark Cuban took the team out to celebrate. They racked up a $110,000 tab that included a $90,000 bottle of champagne. At the end of the night Cuban picked up the bill and left a $20,000 tip. “Worth every penny,” he told the New York Post.
Johnny Depp has the reputation of being a good tipper. Back in 2009, Depp was having a late dinner at an upscale Chicago steakhouse. The actor and his pals ran up a tab of $4400 by closing time. When it came time to pay, Depp grabbed the bill and slapped down a $4000 tip.
NFL star Peyton Manning left a nice tip one evening at a North Carolina restaurant: an 18 per cent gratuity plus an extra $200. Unfortunately the waitress posted a photo of the bill and she was fired because she violated the restaurant's privacy rules. Whoops!
According to TMZ, when Rihanna was presented with an $80 bill at a Los Angeles comedy club, she asked the waiter what his largest tip had ever been. When he told her $100, she gave him $200 and reportedly said “Now I'm you're biggest tip!”
Funny gal and mother-of-two Drew Barrymore isn't only generous with her smiles but has been known to tip 100% on her bills. According to Forbes, former bartender and Ugly Betty actress, Anna Oritz, served the bubbly actress before landing her role on Betty and was surprised when Barrymore paid double the amount of her bill on more than one occasion.
His comedy may be dark but when Bill Murray leaves you a tip, it's no laughing matter. Not only has he been known to leave 120% but he also has a tendency to engage with servers --he once showed a bartender how to get more juice out of a lemon by rolling it on a cutting board before slicing it.
Ellen DeGeneres should be called Ellen De'Generous' for the many gifts she has given both on her show and in her private life. Who could forget the pizza guy she had come to the Oscars who served the celebrities in their seats? In total, she collected $1,000 in tips and had him appear on her show to tell his story.
Country pop star Taylor Swift is a pro when it comes to racking up Brownie points. The love-struck singer reportedly left a $500 tip along with tickets to her concert after a Philadelphia chef told her his autistic son was a huge fan.
Charlie Sheen may be one of Hollywood's bad boys but that doesn't mean he's a bad tipper. The eccentric actor reportedly tipped every staffer $200 at his daughter's sixteenth birthday party.
Bachelorette Emily Maynard may not be a big star by some standards but she's definitely proved that she has class. Claiming there's nothing less attractive than a bad tipper, she has been known to go back to a restaurant after a cheap date to top off the server's tip.
Though we have a hard time picturing the slimmed down Drew Carey in a steakhouse, according to Forbes, the comedian recently surprised an L.A. chef when he left a $400 tip on a $250 bill.