Eccentric Chinese billionaire to buy 1000 poor Americans a free lunch

But there's one catch - they'll have to listen to him sing.

Eccentric Chinese billionaire to buy 1000 poor Americans a free lunch

An eccentric Chinese billionaire invited 1000 poor Americans to join him for a free lunch. But there's one catch - they will have to listen to him sing.

Chen Guangbia, a recycling magnate, created a bi-lingual full -page ad that appeared in Monday's edition of the paper. It extends an open invitation to people with low incomes to join him at the (very fancy) Boat House Restaurant in Central Park on June 25th.

More than 250 people have signed up so far. He expects to spend $1million on the event, where he will give guests $300 each for their partcipation. Chen explained he wants to repair American-Chinese relations and hopes that the event will improve America's perception of China.

During the charity event, it is expected the philanthropist will entertain the guests with a rendition of 'We Are The World'.

There's no such thing as a free lunch, eh?

More in this section


In the Kitchen with

ieFoodLogo   Video Series

Join Darina Allen for Stir It Up Sunday and cook along with her as she makes her mother’s plum pudding recipe. She also makes Mrs Hanrahan’s sauce - a recipe that is so delicious that Darina says people ask for more plum pudding just so they can have more sauce!

Join Darina Allen as she makes her mother's plum pudding with Mrs Hanrahan's sauce.

Watch Here
Puzzles logo
IE-logo

Puzzles hub

Visit our brain gym where you will find simple and cryptic crosswords, sudoku puzzles and much more. Updated at midnight every day. PS ... We would love to hear your feedback on the section right HERE.

Lifestyle
Newsletter

The best food, health, entertainment and lifestyle content from the Irish Examiner, direct to your inbox.

Sign up