As a college student I’m always told that the best job to have whilst in school is waitressing or bartending due to the plenitude of tips that you receive during a shift. You would also think that as a waitress or bartender at a venue where celebrities frequent, you would have a better chance of receiving larger tips, right? Well, evidently, not if Tiger Woods (who was named the absolute worst tipper) rolled through.
Despite his $500 million fortune, Tiger is said to “never carry cash”, as he infamously gave a $5 tip during a $10,000 hand of blackjack at a casino. Even Lebron James, who has an estimated $120 million net worth is ranked fourth on the New Times list of ‘Cheapest Celebrity Tippers’, thanks in part to a generous $10 tip on a $800 bill from a Cleveland steak house he made stay open until 4 a.m.
Even Usher was named among the top ten cheapest celebrity tippers, as he once left his autograph as a tip.
Mariah Carey, Madonna & Bill Cosby also rank. Check out the full New York Times list HERE.
Who can forget the Tiger Woods scandal? I know he certainly has not, as it’s taken quite the toll on his personal life & career
If I remember correctly, one of the major players of the scandal was Tiger’s lead mistress, Rachel Uchitel, a nightclub promoter that received a $10 million “hush money” settlement (that name may sound familiar, as she was featured on last season of VH1’s Celebrity Rehab for a “love addiction”).
According to TMZ.com, Uchitel was recently forced to return a large sum of the $10 million she received to keep quiet about her affair with Tiger Woods. But now she’s having second thoughts and may sue her (infamous) lawyer, Gloria Allred, for malpractice.
In court, Gloria negotiated a $10 million settlement for Rachel (hours before Rachel was going to hold a tell-all news conference about Tiger Woods). The settlement included a confidentiality agreement, which prohibited Rachel from talking about Tiger.
However, the agreement stated that if Rachel violated the confidentiality clause, she would not only have to return the money she received but Tiger could sue her for damages as well.
Now Tiger’s lawyer, Jay Lavely, has contacted Gloria and said they were going after Rachel because they believed she violated the confidentiality agreement by allegedly speaking with TMZ and going on “Celebrity Rehab” to treat her “addiction to love” (though she never talked specifically about Tiger on the show).