Tycoon Chen Guangbiao is known in China for being eccentric.
Now Americans are getting a glimpse of the man, who at one point expressed interest in buying The New York Times.
In a modern mashup of East, West, millionaires and America's homeless, Chen—who made his fortune in the recycling business—was hosting hundreds of homeless at a charity lunch in New York City's Central Park.
Early Wednesday, hundreds began to gather outside The Loeb Boathouse. Many guests seemed confused about where they should be, and unsure if they'd be allowed inside the restaurant.