The annual Robin Hood benefit has come a long way since 1990, when its annual event raised $700,000.
Last week the event raised $71 million, 32 percent more than 2006. Yes, $71 million - in one night.
As quoted in the New York Times:
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“It was an evening of excess,” said a hedge fund manager who asked not to be identified. “Celebrity excess, charity excess. The scale of everything was just amazing.”