The diner who has left waiters thousands of dollars as Tips for Jesus reveals himself to be a millionaire tech exec in the 'PayPal Mafia'

  • Venture capitalist and former PayPal executive Jack Selby finally confirmed he was the man behind "Tips for Jesus." 
  • For years, Tips for Jesus has anonymously left tips of up to $5,000. 
  • Selby is a member of the so-called "PayPal Mafia" and a hedge fund director. 

The generous tipper behind Tips for Jesus has finally revealed his identity.

Starting in 2013, someone began leaving tips of more than $1,000 — and often up to $5,000. The mysterious tipster would document his generous ways on an Instagram account, and sign the receipt "Tips for Jesus."

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Taco taco taco taco taco!!! #tipsforjesus #godbless #tacos
Big thanks to Julie! Happy New Years! #tipsforjesus #2017 #godbless #thumbsup
Can't top this crew! #timbermine
Thanks Kathleen! #OleGiants #WrigleyField #SeeYouThursdayForGame5 #tipsforjesus #godbless
Javier is the best! Giants vs. Yankees in July. #bethere #godbless #tipsforjesus
Jeremy at Bar San Pancho is the man. Free Mezcal for everyone tonight. #gowarriors73 #kobetacos
Best service ever! #makechristmasgreatagain #tipsforjesus
#tipsforjesus #godbless #thumbsup #reprint #strangelooking4 #boom
Thanks for the great service! #stickfiguresftw #godbless #tipsforjesus
Big up to Cory & Casey! #tipsforjesus #boom #thumbsup #godbless #metaldogs
Yep yep Blake! That Icelandic drink, whoa. #tipsforjesus #godbless #thebird
Big up to Christop! #godbless #thumbsup
Chelsea... keeper of all things great. Cody A++.
Brannan has the pizza knowledges! #godbless #tipsforjesus #boomboom
Huge thanks to everyone at TIMBERMINE! #youguysareawesome
"Round for the house!" #wedrinkyoudrink #godbless #love #tipsforjesus
Props to the crew at The Spur! Spelling and math were not strong last night. These things happen. #godbless #thumbsup #vivalefrance
Big thanks to Ed, Kyle... and Barnaby Jones. #thumbsup #tipsforjesus #godbless #seeyouatthesuperbowl #phoenixopen
Thanks Amber! #godbless #tipsforjesus
Thanks Christine! #tipsforjesus #thumbsup #godbless
All rounds on us... we love college football. #gonoles #wareagle #fuckthebcs
Steaks! #tipsforjesus #godbless
Merry Christmas Rachel! #projectchristmaseve #tipsforjesus #godbless
MerryChristmas Alex! #ProjectChristmasEve #godbless
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Jack Selby, a venture capitalist and former vice president at PayPal, has long been rumored to be the man behind the tips. However, it was only this week that he confirmed his identity.

On Thursday, The New York Post reported that Selby had been spotted leaving a $5,000 tip after buying $100 in drinks at a bar called Guyer's in New York City. On Friday, the Tips for Jesus Instagram posted a photo of the article — seemingly confirming, finally, that Selby was the man behind the account.

The caption reads: "Thanks to everyone at Guyer's! And yeah, forgot to take a pic of the receipt, so thanks @nypost! #wereback #godbless #tipsforjesus."

Selby is a member of the so-called "PayPal Mafia" — early members of the tech company that went on to achieve even greater prominence in the industry. He had been an original employee, and served as senior vice president before PayPal was sold to eBay in 2002.

After leaving PayPal, Selby started macro hedge fund Clarium Capital Management with tech investor (and now Trump supporter) Peter Thiel. Currently, Selby is also the managing director at Thiel Capital.

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