$2.6M lunch with Buffett

10 Juin, 2017, 21:21 | Author: Come Portier
  • An attendee at the Berkshire Hathaway Annual Shareholder's Meeting takes a 'selfie' with Warren Buffett and Bill Gates

An anonymous fan bid $2,679,001 in a charity auction to have lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, down from last year's winning bid of $3,456,789.

In total, throughout all 18 auctions, Buffett has brought in more than $25 million for the charity.

An anonymous bidder has agreed to pay more than $2.6 million for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett, with the auction proceeds going to a California homeless charity.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The winning bid for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett may top several million dollars in an online auction to benefit a California homeless charity that wraps up Friday night. This year's eBay auction starts Sunday, June 4, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. PDT and runs through Friday. If the victor chooses to remain anonymous the lunch has sometimes been held elsewhere. Last year's victor paid $3,456,789, which tied the record set in 2012. Susie Buffett had volunteered for the charity before her death in 2004.

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This year's auction opened Sunday on eBay with an opening bid of $25,000.

"Everyone that has experienced Glide comes away a believer", Buffett said in a statement. Glide offers free meals, health care and other services to homeless and low-income people in San Francisco.

Past auction winners have included hedge fund manager David Einhorn and Ted Weschler, who later joined Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc.to help oversee investments.

As in years past, the victor gets to bring seven friends to dine with Buffett, 86, at New York's Smith & Wollensky steakhouse. Last year's victor paid $3,456,789, which tied the record set in 2012.

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