As part of an eBay charity auction, an anonymous person has paid $3,456,789 for the chance to have lunch with Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett.
Bidders for Buffett’s annual “power lunch” were required to prequalify with a pledge of $25,000. The beneficiary is Glide, an organization that assists homeless people in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Buffett pledged he will dine with the winner and up to seven guests at Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in New York City on a mutually agreed upon date.
“I am proud to be part of something that has directly benefited so many people in need,” Buffett said ahead of the auction. “Glide is a bridge for thousands of people on the brink of despair, helping them achieve dignity and opportunity by providing them with basic services.”