Lunch With Warren Buffett Auctioned Off for $3.3 Million

by Catherine Clifford and Javier E. David
Jun 26, 2018 11:15 AM ET
Campaign: eBay for Charity
Warren Buffett | Photo credit: David A. Grogan, CNBC

Originally published on CNBC Make It

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.)

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