By Associated Press
A private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett has been sold to the highest bidder for more than $2.6 million during an annual charity auction.
The bid was $2,679,001. The winner wishes to remain anonymous.
Last year’s bid of $3,456,789 tied for the record highest bid. In 2012, the winner also paid $3,456,789.
This year’s eBay auction began Sunday and wrapped up Friday night.
The auction benefits the Glide Foundation, a San-Francisco-based homeless charity. Buffett’s first wife, Susie, volunteered with the organization before her death in 2004.
The price of a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett may top several million dollars in an online auction to benefit a California homeless charity.
For the 18th year in a row, Buffett is auctioning off a lunch on eBay to raise money for the Glide Foundation, which helps the homeless in San Francisco.
The chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway has raised nearly $24 million through the auctions. Last year’s winner paid $3,456,789, which tied the record set in 2012.
Buffett has praised the charity for the work it does helping people. Buffett became a believer in Glide’s work after his first wife, Susie Buffett, showed him what the group was doing for the poor and homeless.
The bidding ends Friday night.