After less than two days, bidding for lunch with Warren Buffett has blown past the $610,000 someone paid in a charity auction last month for coffee with Apple CEO Tim Cook. The top bid for a steak lunch with Buffett is now just above $700,000 and will almost certainly go much higher before the 14th annual "Power Lunch" auction ends Friday night at 10:30 p.m. ET.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A bidder is offering to pay $1,500,100 for a steak lunch with the billionaire investor Warren Buffett, driving the top bid more than $500,000 higher in seven minutes as the annual charity auction on eBay Inc's website heads into the homestretch.
(Reuters) - A typical lunch at a high-end Manhattan steakhouse for nine people might run $1,000 or so, but when Warren Buffett is the guest of honor the price can rise to $3.46 million. That is how much an as-yet unknown bidder paid in the annual online charity auction for the right to lunch with the "Oracle of Omaha" and seven friends at the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan. The proceeds were up compared to last year, when fund manager Ted Weschler bid $2.63 million to have lunch with Buffett. ...
The Motley Fool - It's that time of year again: Warren Buffett is auctioning off a lunch -- with himself. The eBay auction ends this afternoon. Last year's winning bid hit $2.6 million. As of Friday morning, the top bid was $2.3 million (proceeds go to charity).