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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg left no tip after Rome lunch

The Telegraph 
May 29, 2012



He may be worth $20 billion, but when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took his new wife to lunch during their secret honeymoon in Rome he spent just 32 euros (£26) – and did not leave a tip.

Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan enjoy a romantic meal in Rome
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Mark Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan enjoy a romantic meal in Rome during their honeymoon Photo: EPOSUREPHOTOS
The owners of the kosher restaurant in Rome's Jewish Ghetto – a historic quarter in the centre of the city – were surprised when Mr Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan walked away without leaving a gratuity.
Their bill came to just 32 euros after a lunch consisting of deep-fried artichokes – a Roman Jewish speciality – fried pumpkin flowers and ravioli stuffed with sea bass and artichokes.
Instead of wine or beer they opted for a bottle of water and a pot of tea.
Mark Zuckerberg's receipt
Waiters at Nonna Betta, which specialises in Roman Jewish cuisine, were amazed by Mr Zuckerberg's parsimony, not just because of his huge wealth but because of Americans' reputation for tipping generously, as is expected of them at home.