Somebody Just Paid AU$27 Million for a Lunch with Warren Buffett
The expensive lunch will be supporting a worthy cause.
After a 43-round bidding war that took place on eBay, one anonymous person has paid US$ 19 (or AU$ million) for lunch with renowned billionaire Warren Buffett.
Lunch with Warren Buffett
The expensive lunch will be supporting a worthy cause. All the proceeds from the Power Lunch with Warren Buffett will go to Glide, a San Francisco-based charity organization. It is dedicated to helping the poor, homeless, or battling substance abuse by offering meals, shelter, children’s programs, job training, and even HIV and hepatitis C tests.
This is the final time Warren Buffett will join forces with Glide. The lunch was a brainchild of his late wife Susie and had been happening every year since 2000. Over the years, these lunches have helped Glide raise US$ 53.2 million over the years. In a statement, Warren Buffett said, “It’s been nothing but good. I’ve met a lot of interesting people from all over the world. The one universal characteristic is that they feel the money is going to be put to very good uses.”
This lunch was eBay’s most expensive item ever that was sold for charity. The previous record was held by Justin Sun, TRON founder and crypto entrepreneur, who purchased the Power Lunch in 2019 for USD$ 4.57 million.
The expensive lunch will be organized at Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan, and the winning bidder can bring up to seven guests. Warren Buffett is up to talk about almost anything, but he won’t reveal where he plans to invest in the future. Previous winners of the lunches have stated that the rich person enjoys his steak rare with hashbrowns and prefers to drink cherry coke. He also asks for extra spoons so that he can taste everyone’s desserts.
According to 2022 reports, Warren Buffett’s net worth is at USD$ 94.4 billion. So, he is the seventh richest person worldwide. He also serves as the Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway and owns numerous companies, including Geico car insurance, BNSF railroad, energy, manufacturing, and retail businesses. He also owns numerous stocks, such as Apple and Bank of America Corp.
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