Blake Makes Trades For 9/11 Charity Day
New York, U.S.A.
by ATP Staff|
Two weeks after retiring from professional tennis, American James Blake already found himself in a new role: as a stockbroker for the annual fundraising event hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and its subsidiary, BGC Partners.
Cantor Fitzgerald, which lost 658 employees in its headquarters at One World Trade Center, has been donating all its revenue on the anniversary of the attack to charities - raising around $89 million over the past 11 years.
The 33-year-old Blake, a native of Yonkers, manned phones on the trading floor of the New York office, where he was joined by the likes of Rudy Guiliani, Billie Jean King, Piers Morgan, Regis Philbin, Jamie Foxx, Billy Crystal, Whoopi Goldberg, Julianne Moore, Bridget Moynahan, Jenny McCarthy, 50 Cent, Carmelo Anthony, Jason Kidd and Bruce Jenner.
“It was a tragic day and we had so many tragic losses, so to be able to remember these people in this way by giving back is very meaningful,” Moore said in an interview with CNBC.
Across the Atlantic, Prince William and Prince Harry brokered trades for the London branch of BGC Partners, including a 25 billion Euro trade - the record for a foreign exchange. Sean Bean, David Hasselhoff, Ronnie Wood, Rod Stewart and Idris Elba also took part in the fundraising efforts.