OMAHA, Neb. – An anonymous bidder offered more than $ 3.3 million on Friday for a private lunch with Warren Buffett, an amount just below the record paid in 2016 and 2012 for the brain Finding the Prestigious Investor and Philanthropist
An online auction that raises money for the work of the Glide Foundation to help the homeless in San Francisco ended Friday night on eBay for $ 3,300,100. The winner wanted to remain anonymous.
The price was the third highest in the 18 years that Buffett offered lunch. The winners paid $ 3,456,789 in 2012 and 2016, which are still the most expensive charity items ever sold on eBay.
Buffett has raised more than $ 26 million through the annual auctions for the Glide Foundation. Bidders continue to pay high prices for the opportunity to speak with Buffett, who heads Nebraska's Berkshire Hathaway, and the event earmarks a significant portion of Glide's $ 20 million annual budget
Buffett supports Glide over the work the charity is helping people. His first wife, Susie, introduced him to Glide after volunteering there.
"Glide really brings people who have bottomed out and helps bring them back, they've been doing it for decades," Buffett said.
Glide offers meals, health care, vocational training, rehabilitation and housing to the poor and homeless.
Buffett said he was asked about different topics during lunch. The only topic that is taboo is what Buffett might invest next.
Lunch Auction winners usually dine with Buffett at the Smith and Wollensky Steakhouse in New York City, which donates at least $ 1
Buffett owns more than 90 companies, including insurance, furniture, and furniture stores. , Railway, jewelery, utility and sweets companies. Berkshire Hathaway also has large investments in companies such as Coca-Cola Co., Apple, American Express and Wells Fargo & Co.
Berkshire Hathaway Inc .: www.berkshirehathaway.com
Glide Foundation: www.glide.org
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