Inside the Wall Street charity day where celebrities and star athletes pretend to be traders

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Bloomberg Tradebook hosted its fifth annual charity day on Thursday, October 27, with Mike Bloomberg and celebrities taking to the phones to drum up trading commissions for charity.

Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi, musician Jon Bon Jovi and New York Giants player Victor Cruz were among the celebrities to play the role of celebrity ambassadors in New York.

In London, actress and model Suki Waterhouse and current England football manager Gareth Southgate took part. And in Hong Kong, model Sofi W and actress and singer Gigi Leung were involved.

The day generated more than $1 million in gross commissions, the net of which will be donated to the 20 participating charities.

Here are some pictures from the event:


Padma Lakshmi, the executive producer and host of Top Chef, was raising funds for the Endometriosis Foundation of America

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Jon Bon Jovi was there raising funds for the Jon Bon Jovi Soul Foundation

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Rene Goldsberry of Hamilton fame took part, raising funds for Jumpstart

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New York Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich was raising money for the Joyful Heart Foundation

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Mike Bloomberg was there too

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Model Anne Vyalitsyna was raising money for Happy Hearts Fund

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Claudio Reyna, the sporting director at MLS team New York City FC, was raising money for City in the Community Foundation

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Actor Kyle MacLachlan was raising money for God’s Love We Deliver and UNICEF

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England football manager Gareth Southgate was involved in London

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Model Lily Cole visited Tradebook’s London office too

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Actress Suki Waterhouse was a popular figure on the trading floor in London

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