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"Tips for Jesus" tipper is former PayPal exec Jack Selby, reports say

11:09 AM, Dec 11, 2013   |    comments
An anonymous restaurant patron in several cities across the U.S. has left thousands of dollars in tips to servers, accompanied by a stamp that reads "tips for Jesus."
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Has the mysterious benefactor behind "Tips for Jesus" finally been outed?

Restaurants around the country have been receiving shockingly large tips to the tune of $5,000, $7,000 and even $10,000. The person giving the tips never gives away his or her identity; instead, the large tip is added to the bill right before the party of diners leaves.

The only clue left behind is the phrase @TipsforJesus written on the signature line of the bill. A "Tips for Jesus" Instagram page publishes photos of the dining checks but doesn't say who is paying the amounts.

Who is the mystery customer giving $1,000 tips to servers?
Silicon Valley gossip site ValleyWag reported last week that the person behind "Tips for Jesus" is Jack Selby, a former PayPal executive with "more money than the real son of God."
The New York Post also reported Selby's name after interviewing a waiter at Bo's Kitchen in Manhattan. The 25-year-old waiter, who received $1,000 from "Tips for Jesus," confirmed that the tipper was Selby. Selby's party of three, whom the waiter described as "very well-dressed," ordered $111 worth of beer, bourbon, pasta, shrimp and pork chops.

"I was told, 'We tip a hundred times the bill,'" the waiter told The Post.

Selby isn't saying anything about his involvement, and did not respond to an email request for comment. He did share a link to an article about "Tips for Jesus" on his Facebook page last month, ValleyWag reported. And his references to Jesus may be a bizarre attempt at humor. "A tipster told me all the Jesus talk is a joke," writes ValleyWag's Sam Biddle.

So who is this guy? READ MORE about Selby. 


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