Tiger Woods & Lebron James Rated Worst Athlete Tippers

I have always been conflicted about tipping.

On the one hand tipping is “OPTIONAL”, so if you don’t want to tip you shouldn’t be criticized for it.  On the flip side a lot of people who work in certain establishments need tips to justify the amount of work they are doing.

When you are rich I guess people expect you to tip more, but once again it is OPTIONAL.

I probably shouldn’t laugh at this Tiger Woods story, but it is pretty hilarious, the Lebron story made me chuckle as well.

Woods, despite a net worth of $500 million, is the worst celebrity tipper in America. Eldrick’s excuse: He never carries cash. Woods is said to have made a woman in Las Vegas tip for him when they went out. While playing $10,000-a-hand blackjack, Tiger re-pocketed a $5 tip after realizing he tipped her early in the night.

The golfer isn’t the only sports star making the Miami New Times Short Order blog list of “Top Ten Cheapest Celebrity Tippers.”


LeBron James was one of them. The King was given a gift from the gods in the form of basketball talent, but leaving a gratuity is a different story. James, with a net worth of $120 million, turns into a cheapskate when the bill arrives. The Miami Heat star is ranked fourth on the New Times list, 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.

They obviously did not count the money Tiger spent on Porn stars because if they did he would never be on this list.  I have heard stories about Tiger being cheap, not so much Lebron, so he might have just gotten a raw deal based of f one story.

I will stick with the tried and true 10% and 5% if you don’t refill my drink in a timely manner.

Here is the entire list of worst celebrity tippers.

Top Ten Cheapest Celebrity Tippers
1.) Tiger Woods: Claims he never carries cash.
2.) Madonna: Once left an $18 tip on a $400 bill.
3.) Barbra Streisand: Famous for leaving $10 tip for $457 tab.
4.) LeBron James: Didn’t ever get tipping talents, left $10 on an $800 bill.
5.) Jeremy Piven: Left signed Entourage DVD as tip.
6.) Usher: Once left his autograph as a tip.
7.) Mariah Carey: Famous for diva demands and no tips!
8.) Sean Penn: Left $0 on a $450 tab in New Orleans.
9.) Bill Cosby: Once left a $3 tip on a $350 bill
10.) Rachael Ray: Promotes less than 20 percent tip on her show.

18 thoughts on “Tiger Woods & Lebron James Rated Worst Athlete Tippers

  • I’ve always found tipping stories somewhat shaky. Usually you only hear a story when someone tips poorly because the server is pissed and wants to make em look bad. But we never hear the other side, which could be that the service was horrible and that’s why the athlete/entertainer tipped poorly.

  • “I will stick with the tried and true 10% and 5% if you don’t refill my drink in a timely manner.”

    you have to be kidding me. that is a disgrace, ya cheap bastard.

    (i’m not in the service industry so it’s not like it’s personal for me but people who tip 10% at the most deserve to have their food shit in)

    • Then u should really stick 2 goin 2 mcdonalds..hear u don’t have 2 tip there..if it wasn’t 4 us severs who make well below the minuim wages..in some states it 2.13 an hour..so we rely on tips..and of course I know I have the option 2 find another job..but then there would only b fast food places 2 dine @..u cheap ass..stop tipping like it the 50’s..if the server is good 2 u..show them!! Damn..

  • LOL you bums better start tipping or you’ll be eating spit burgers

  • I work as a server right now to help pay for school. We get paid $2.13 an hour, which means that we pretty much live off of the generosity(or lack there of, in some cases) of the people we serve.. And 18% is the standard tip, if you enjoyed your time. If you didn’t then that is one thing, but if you had a good time and still give 10%, that is a pretty dick move.

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