Any idea how many of his collected potatoes he gave to those who had none?
Good question. I'd imagine that he piled up quite a few potatoes for himself during his Hollywood career. There was nothing stopping him from giving some of his potatoes to poor little Joey, and it would have been comendable if he had chosen to do so.
Not to mention, this whole scenario makes the typical leftist assumption that economics is a zero-sum game. But that's another matter altogether.