Chinese millionaire feeds fillet mignon to "poor and destitute Americans" then serenades them with We Are The World — say what?
In a move that has been criticised by some as shameless self-promotion, wealthy Chinese entrepreneur Chen Guangbiao offered a free lunch of seared tuna and fillet mignon to several hundred homeless New Yorkers at a swanky Central Park restaurant on June 25.
The 200 homeless people showed up for the lunch — which Chen publicised by buying full-page advertisements in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal — were entertained by Chen singing We Are the World. They also witnessed a ceremony in which Chen was presented with a certificate declaring him "the world’s greatest philanthropist."
"If you have a river (of wealth) you better know how to share it with other people," 46-year-old Chen said. "We are one big happy family in the world."