The founder of a blockchain startup paid $4.5 million to have lunch with Warren Buffet

Having a luncheon with Warren Buffet is like a dream come true for many. Living this goal is Tron founder Justin Sun who recently won a charity bid that awarded him a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to run shoulders with Buffet over a meal for two (and more). The lunch sale was part of the annual eBay auction lunch that Sun apparently won for a whopping $4.5 billion.

Exclaiming on his take-away, Sun in a statement said, “I’m a long-term believer (and certainly a big fan) of Buffett and his long-term value investing strategy. As some of you might know, the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has said publicly he sees no “unique value” in Bitcoin, the world’s largest cryptocurrency. Yet, he has pointed to the potential in blockchain, the underlying technology behind all cryptocurrency… I look at the upcoming lunch with Buffett as an opportunity to seek mutual understanding and growth.” The Tron founder’s rendezvous with Buffet will also be attended by the CEO’s of seven other cryptocurrency companies.

It is a known fact that Buffet isn’t a fan of blockchain and has often called out cryptocurrencies publicly. However, the mega-investor has expressed his delight in meeting Tron in a statement that said, “I’m delighted with the fact that Justin has won the lunch and am looking forward to meeting him and his friends. We are going to have a good time and Glide will use his contribution to help many thousands of people.” All proceeds from the eBay power lunch with Buffet will be directed to Glide- an organization striving for the poor, people of color and LGBTQ persons.


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