Bidder shells out $1.68 million for lunch with Warren Buffett


In this recession, a bidder has actually paid $1.68 million to have a steak lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett. The fundraiser whose bidding was held on eBay closed on Friday, with the winning bid falling just a little short of last year’s $2.11 million! The starting price of this unique bid was $25,000, and the winner was allowed to bring up to seven friends to dine with the Buffet at the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in New York. The identity of the winner, however, is still not known. All proceeds from this auction will go to the Glide Foundation, a nonprofit in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district that offers housing, job training, health and child care, and meals for the poor. In its tenth year, the fundraiser managed to fetch quite a lot of money despite the on-going recession. This year’s bid is apparently the second-highest ever paid for the lunch. Bet the winner can’t stop grinning about his achievement.
[Reuters]

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