Have you ever wondered how much celebrities tip their servers? We just got a glimpse into how generous Shaquille O’Neal is when it comes to gratuity.
Last week, the basketball legend and titular hero of the cinematic masterpiece Kazaam, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote the new Shaq statue that unveiled outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles. During the interview, Shaq revealed that he was a pretty generous tipper.
The former NBA star and current owner of a Krispy Kreme franchise said that when he went to restaurants, he would tell his servers:
The quicker I get my order, the bigger your tip will be.
At the end of the service, he’d then ask how much his server wanted as a tip. One lady, he claimed, asked for $4,000. When Kimmel asks Shaq what his response to such absurd request, Shaq simply said he paid her $4,000.
Set down your pitchforks because the gesture didn’t go without appreciation. The grateful waitress burst into tears thanking the celebrity who pretty much paid two months of her rent.
What a nice guy.
Shaq also mentioned that he would tip his valet drivers about $300 too, at least on the days he has cash on him. Man, imagine what it must be like to be the Postmates driver delivering his orders.