NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — On Tuesday, Paul McCartney performed at the annual Robin Hood Foundation benefit at the Javits Center in New York to a crowd that included everyone from Sting and Oprah, to high powered Wall Street execs.
McCartney played a two hour set that included "Jet" and "Maybe I'm Amazed" as well as as well as reaching back for some Beatles classics like the unintentionally ironic "Can't Buy Me Love."
This year marked the first time that the charity arranged for satellite events to take place alongside of the primary fundraiser and this year, additional events took place at Lavo in Midtown and at the Dream Hotel in Chelsea.
The charity reported that they had raised a an astonishing $101,688,198 from the 3 events this year, a single year record. Since its inception in 1988, the Robin Hood Foundation has raised more than $2 billion dollars to combat poverty. – Staff Writers
The charity, founded by hedge fund manager Paul Tudor Jones in 1988, has raised more than $2 billion to combat poverty in New York's five boroughs since its inception. – Staff Writers