- A US waitress couldn't believe her eyes when she saw the tip left for her recently
- A billionaire tipped her R74 000 after eating for R2 300
- The gesture was part of the viral social media tipping challenge
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A billionaire has left a waitress in disbelief after tipping her R74 000 off a R2 300 restaurant bill. The incredible act was part of the tipping challenge, a trend that has gone viral on social media. Trust a billionaire to take it to the next level.
US billionaire Ernie Boch shocked Jennifer Navaria when he left a $5,000 (R74,000) tip after a $157 (R2,300) as part of the global challenge. It was first started by actor Donnie Wahlberg who left a $2,020 tip at the beginning of the year.
After seeing the tipping challenge on Facebook, Boch decided to participate. The stunned waitress took to social media to share her amazement with the world. She said that she had recognised Boch and enjoyed serving their table. She only noticed the tip after the group had left.
Boch built his billion-dollar empire running 11 new and used car dealerships in the Boston area of the US. According to NBC Boston, he has a net worth of $1.1 billion.
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The waitress is still in disbelief. Speaking to local journalists, she said:
"I've read about it over the years and never in a million years."
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