Buffett lunch goes for $2.3m at auction

A private lunch with Warren Buffett sold for $2.3 million when online bidding ended, falling short of 2010’s winning bid of $2.6 million that set a record for the most expensive charity item ever sold on eBay.

Organisers didn’t immediately release the identity of the winner, whose exact bid was $2,345,678. All proceeds go to the Glide Foundation, which provides social services to the poor and homeless in San Francisco.
Buffett will spend several hours discussing whatever it is the winner would like to talk about, traditionally at New York’s Smith and Wollensky steak house.
The only topics the billionaire chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway will not broach are potential future investments. “I’ve met a lot of nice people through this,” Buffett said.
—AP

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