$2.63 million steak lunch with Warren Buffett

How much would you need to be able to have lunch with one of the world’s richest persons? About two million dollars, apparently.

The annual eBay charity lunch-auction of Warren Buffet ended last Friday, June 11, with a record bid of $2.63 million. Every year, Buffet takes part in an eBay auction where the highest bidder, together with 7 of his friends, gets to have steak lunch with the Chairman of Berkshire Hathaway.

The lunch is at Smith & Wollensky, a steakhouse on Third Avenue in Manhattan, New York.

Proceeds from the bidding benefit the Glide Foundation, a San Francisco-based non-profit organization offering meals, healthcare, child care, housing and job training for the poor and homeless.

This year’s record bid of $2.63 million bested the 2008 offer of Zhao Danyang, a Hong Kong investor who paid $2.11 million to have lunch with Buffett. In 2009, Toronta, Canada-based wealth manager Salida Capital Corporation won with a $1.68 million bid.

In the past 10 auctions, Buffett had raised more than $5.9 million for the Glide Foundation. Buffett started auctioning the lunches in 2000 after his first wife Susan, who died in 2004, introduced him to the foundation.

Expensive as it may seem, the lunch is a one-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit down and chat with one of the world’s most interesting personalities in the finance and investments field.

If ever I have the money, I’d bid too for that lunch. I just hope that that lunch with Buffet is buffet steak lunch, so that at least I can get some of my money back. LOL.

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13 thoughts on “$2.63 million steak lunch with Warren Buffett”

  1. You don’t want to be anywhere near a man who supports the wall street and goldman
    sachs openly. Besides, he is a freemason and works for the illuminati.

    The real power does not lie with him or his buddy bill gates, he is just a pawn for the
    illuminati. Search illuminati, freemason to know what is going on.

    I would go so far as to say, by the end of this year, i can guarantee you America will
    not be the same as before. Look at the DOW charts, It is creating another head or shoulders
    , markets are going to crash big time. good luck

  2. If we all contribute some fund to San Francisco-based non-profit organization offering meals, healthcare, child care, housing and job training for the poor and homeless.they can be able to lead a good life.

  3. It’s like trying to catch his attention like most rich people do when they want to socialize with their similar people but this one’s a little more public (since anyone, rich ones of course) could bid. I think having lunch with him is just an icing to the cake because if you’re really rich and you have a genuine desire in helping many people, you’d still donate to any charities, right?

    Though it may be too expensive, it would be worth it if I really want to get into the mind of the world’s greatest investor.
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