Lunch With Warren Buffett Auctioned Off for $3.3 Million
by Catherine Clifford and Javier E. David
An anonymous bidder with deep pockets spent over $3 million to have lunch with billionaire investing legend Warren Buffett.
For the 19th year in a row, the octogenarian CEO of Berkshire Hathawayauctioned off a lunch date to raise money for Glide, an anti-poverty organization in San Francisco, California. When the auction closed late Friday, the winning bid topped $3.3 million according to the online event hosted by eBay for Charity.
Over the years, Buffett's charity lunches have raised almost $26 million, according to information provided by eBay for Charity. (Including additional gifts donated after the auctions have closed, the event has raised more than $26 million.)