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Big Appetite: Someone Paid $3.3M to Have Lunch With Warren Buffett

By NexChange

Have you ever wondered what a seat at the table with Warren Buffett would cost you?

For one lucky person – in more ways than one – that seat will set him or her back a cool $3.3 million. That was the winning bid in the annual charity auction to have lunch with the Oracle of Omaha, as the Wall Street Journal reports, falling just short of the charity’s record bid.

The official winning bid was $3,300,100, according to the Journal. This beat last year’s winning bid of $2,679,001, while coming in just below the record bid of $3,456,789 for lunch with Buffett.

This year’s auction raised more than $25 million for Glide, a charity “that offers free meals, health care and other services to homeless and low-income people in San Francisco.” The charity is a favorite of Susie Buffett, Warren’s wife, the Journal notes.

The winning bidder for this year’s auction can invite up to seven friends for lunch with Buffett at Smith & Wollensky in New York, whose founder makes an annual donation to Glide, according to the Journal.

We can only hope this year’s winner isn’t a vegetarian or else her or she will not be getting their money’s worth out of this lunch. And it bears repeating: $3.3 million is a lot of money for lunch.

But it’s all for a good cause, of course, so bon app├ętit!

Photo: Fortune Live Media


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