June 7th, 2016
John Oliver forgives $15M in medical debt – and tops Oprah in the process
During a show on companies that buy people’s debt, HBO host John Oliver formed his own company and paid off the debts of 9,000 people. The value is $15 million – twice the amount of Oprah’s famous “you get a car” show in which everyone in the studio audience drove home with a new car. Oliver’s is the largest one-time giveaway in TV history.