Chinese Billionaire Opens His Wallet To New Yorkers, Tries To Hand Out $100 Bills To No Avail

6/25/14 1:10PM EST

Chinese Billionaire Opens His Wallet To New Yorkers Tries To Hand Out 100 Bills To No Avail Chinese Billionaire Opens His Wallet To New Yorkers, Tries To Hand Out $100 Bills To No Avail

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One Chinese billionaire has come to America on a mission to feed the poor — literally. Recycling tycoon Chen Guangbiao, well known in China for his high-profile charitable projects, tried to hand out $100 bills to random New Yorkers but had very little success.

When Guangbiao walked around the neighborhood around TriBeca’s New York City Rescue Mission, he was more or less snubbed by people when he pulled out $100 bills, the New York Post reports. The less-than-excited reactions to free money didn’t dampen this do-gooder’s mood, though, and he went on to sing “We Are the World” with another guy on the street.

Guangbiao, who took out a full-page ad in the New York Times last week to advertise an extravagant three-course lunch he’s hosting for 250 homeless people at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park today, is just intent on spreading some of his good fortune and hopes to inspire Americans to given their own a helping hand.

The important thing to me is not the money I’m donating, but to have people take notice of the plight of poor people,” Chen told the New York Post through a translator. “This, for me, is a journey of gratitude, not a journey of charity.”

Even if they won’t take his money on the street, Guangbiao has planned to hold four lavish lunches for New York’s poor, with a goal of feeding 1,000 people. He says he will hand each person $300 in cash when they leave, even though the rescue mission advises against it because the money may encourage many of the diners’ drug-abuse issues.

This isn’t the first time Guangbiao has handed out money in an effort to directly combat poverty. In his native China, the millionaire is known as “Brother Biao” for his larger-than-life philanthropic efforts. Having risen to the top from a life of poverty, has made it his mission to give back where he can. In 2008 he was reported to have given more than $15 million after the Sichuan Earthquake. In 2011 Gungbiao went to Taiwan and handed out some $17 million to underprivileged families, before heading to Japan later that year to help in relief efforts after the nation’sndevastating earthquake and tsunami.

One point is to stimulate people here and around the world to help poor people,” Gungbiao says.

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12 comments
ShreyaGarg
ShreyaGarg

I guess men in New York should know all about the women there, meanwhile if the women want to meet single men in USA they can check out MeetOutside http://www.meetoutside.com, I guess there are lots of men in the country to boss around, the more the merrier.

Dashryder56
Dashryder56

I can't tell if this article is supposed to be satire....I sure to hell hope so because if it's serious this is really really bad.  All "List" articles are bad, but if this isn't satire this is the worst.  Not one of the things on the list apply to a wide range of people.  This is like some girl is angry and wrote all of the things she feels are her best traits when really just ignorant annoying things nobody takes seriously.


So it has to be satire, written by a girl who hates single women in NYC, because nothing is flattering in the list for single women above

MuscleCuisine
MuscleCuisine

as a New Yorker born and raised I have to say that this article makes me sick to my stomach..please never attempt to write again..This toxic cliche filth is a disgrace to this site. I'll be sure to avoid this rubbish in the future

ValHeartday
ValHeartday

Obviously the writer is just a spoiled brat. It comes across clear as day. Thank's for never again pretending to speak for a demographic you obviously know nothing about lady!

jhantho45
jhantho45

seriously,, who writes this crap??!

fireinthemountain
fireinthemountain

Whilst the ladies commenting are rightfully seeing this as revolting (and it is), as a man who is hoping to settle down I am glad someone sat down and wrote it all. Thank you Jessica. You spelled out exactly the sort of women a sane man should never marry!


jenny1991
jenny1991

As a career woman myself, I am disgusted by this article.  I climb the corporate ladder with dignity and class and I do not appreciate being vouched as a bitchy hoe who cares about money, looks, and sex.  In the REAL world, the most successful women happen to be married, have kids, and preach wisdom and kindness.  Many of my mentors have always been there for me and would never give me such advice as to "I don't need men" and that I should be able to tell the job of a man from the shirt that he wears.  They would encourage me to learn new things, always take on challenges, and help my community.


This is NOT how you should pay homage to a NYer woman.  The better of us do work hard and wear weapons on our feet. But just because we are stunningly beautiful and diligent does not make it OKAY for us to think that we should feel ENTITLED.  MEN CERTAINLY ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO SERVE US and VICE VERSA.


Instead, you should be writing about how some NY women (maybe NOT you) work hard to balance work, life, and everything in between... and how we still manage to care about our looks and try to make those around us happy.  We, as women, deserve some respect because we work hard on all spheres --- NOT because we can afford the glitz and the glam and as a result, don't need a man.  


Sabraha1
Sabraha1

The death of journalism.

ree10101
ree10101

@jenny1991  I agree with everything you wrote except for "the most successful women happen to be married, have kids..." Success comes in all different shapes and sizes. Being married and having kids do not have to be part of that equation. 

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