Hakki Akdeniz was homeless for three months before he got a job in the pizza business and eventually opened his own shop, Champion Pizza in New York. Now he’s creating pizzas made of gold. Called the Trump Pizza, it’s laden with 23-karat edible gold leaf, special-reserve Russian caviar, shaved white truffles and seven high-end cheeses—we’re talking Testun al Barolo here, folks. It sells for $5,000 and $10,000, depending on quantity of toppings, but Akdeniz isn’t being a show-off: All profits go to the Bowery Mission that sheltered him when he was homeless.
Read more about the “golden pie”—and Akdeniz’s touching story—at PMQ.com.