Host of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart, on his last episode helped raise $2.2 million for an autism charity on his last episode on the show.
He announced a ticket raffle in the month of April which spurred entries from more than 47,000 people from 78 countries. Though most of them made small donations such as $10 and $20 each, it added up to $2,235,520.
AdvertisementSameer P. from Santa Clara, was identified as the winner and received 2 tickets to finale of "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart." The donations will go to New York Collaborates for Autism.
Just a few hours before Stewart's sign-off was televised by Comedy Central, Omaze released the fund-raising totals and said it was "fitting that he leveraged his final show to raise over $2 million for this incredible cause." Stewart has worked with Omaze to raise funds twice.