Oprah dropped a stack of cash on a homeless man and has shed light on the notion of “ask and you shall receive”…..
This story kind of reminds you of the scene in “Coming To America, when Eddie Murphy gave the bum on the street a paper bag full of cash. Ironically enough, the homeless guy in this scene is named Eddie. The story goes a little something like this….A homeless man named Eddie saw Oprah Winfrey eating dinner on the patio of Scarpetta in Beverly Hills recently. Eddie asked her for a bowl of soup, and according to the New York Post’s Oprah got him way more than a bowl of soup:
“Please, can we get him some money, get him a meal?” asked Oprah. As Scarpetta staff brought him a “feast,” one of Oprah’s dinner companions handed over a bunch of cash. Chef (and owner) Scott Conant posted the New York Post article on his Facebook page earlier that day. His only comment? “Wow!!”
Scarpetta is a fine dining Italian restaurant where a plain (but delicious) tomato sauce spaghetti goes for $24. The restaurant has multiple locations across the country, and People points out that when Jay-Z ate at the Miami outpost in 2011, he left a $50,000 tip on a $250,000 bottle of champagne.
Oprah’s generosity is legendary. In 2007, she founded the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls school in South Africa, which provides educational and leadership opportunities in a luxurious setting to underprivileged girls in the area. Throughout her talkshow, which ended in 2011, she emphasized charity and “paying it forward” as a sure-fire way to live the best life possible.