Anonymous Bidder Pays $3.46 Million to Dine With Warren Buffet
An anonymous bidder has paid $3,456,789 to eat lunch with the world’s third richest man, Warren Buffett.
The eBay auction lasted for five days, before the anonymous bidder emerged winner after matching the sum paid by 2012 winner, this is the single most expensive charity item sold on the e-commerce website.
The money will go to a San Francisco charity, Glide, that provides health care, food and other services to homeless, poor or people struggling with substance abuse.
Glide charity provides an estimated 750,000 free meals, 815,000 syringes, day care and after school programs for 450 children each year.
According to Rev. Cecil Williams, a co-founder of Glide, Buffett’s involvement has helped fund its $17 million annual budget and attract more interest in the San Francisco Based charity.
“This one was really one of the best we’ve had in my over 50 years,” Williams, 86, said after the auction.
Buffett, 85, has so far held 17 annual auctions for Glide and raised $23.6 million in total.
The winner is allowed to invite up to seven friends to dine with Buffett at the Smith & Wollensky steak house in Manhattan.
All topics are regarded as fair game, except where Buffett will invest next.