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Jay-Z racked up an $80,000 bar tab and left an $11,000 tip

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When music titan Jay-Z goes out, he goes big.

On Sunday, the rapper and businessman took out Roc Nation Sports president Juan Perez for a birthday celebration in Manhattan, along with a group of Roc Nation executives, Page Six reports. The group ended their night at Playroom, a nightclub in Inwood, where Jay ordered 40 bottles of Ace of Spades champagne.

Although Jay-Z owns the brand, he paid full price for the bottles, racking up a bar tab of $80,035. With an included 15 percent gratuity of $11,100, his total came to $91,135.

A representative for Jay-Z did not immediately return CNBC Make It's requests for comment.

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Jay-Z's not the only big name doling out massive tips. Retired NBA star Shaquille O'Neal once left $4,000 behind. But the reason for his generous gratuity wasn't a five-digit bill. When he gets good service, O'Neal asks his server how much they want—and he delivers.

"When I'm at restaurants, I am a big tipper," he told Jimmy Kimmel in 2017. "I like to show people my appreciation. So when they come up to the table, I say, 'The quicker I get my order, the bigger your tip will be.' And then the food will come fast. Then, when we're getting ready to leave, I'll ask them: 'How much do you want?'"

Venture capitalist Chamath Palihapitiya tips well too. He leaves 100 percent unless he had bad service, he tells CNBC on "Squawk Box. "

"If it's bad service, no, but most of the time [I tip 100 percent]. Because they just have such joy on their face and it's wonderful," says the sharp investor, whose early investments include Slack, Box and SurveyMonkey. "Look, I got lucky, so I feel like I should just pay it forward."

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