On 7 June Warren Buffett will place a meal, and a few hours of his time, on the auction. All proceeds go to the Glide Foundation, a charitable organization that cares for the poor and homeless. The wealth that this magnate acquired through his holding company “Berkshire Hathaway”, is estimated, according to the magazine “Forbes”, at $47 billion.
So far lunches with Warren Buffett were very expensive, and in 2008, they have fetched a minimum of $1.6 million per meal, and last year’s auction set a new record with a top bid of $3,456,789. While the prices seem astronomical, it isn’t hard to see how they could prove profitable, after all, who better to offer investing tips than the famed Oracle of Omaha. The winner can invite up to seven friends to join the lunch at Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in New York City.
If you find it that lunch with Warren Buffett is too expensive, you can have lunch for a lot less money with Minnesota Viking Chris Kluwe wich recently went for $4,050, and a dinner with teen heartthrob Josh Hutcherson which was went for a $2,250. Like Buffett, Kluwe and Hutcherson have used their time to support their favorite causes. Hutcherson’s time went to help Abby Marsh, a young woman who was injured in a car accident, while Kluwe’s meal raised money for Vote No, a group that fought against Minnesota’s anti-gay marriage amendment.
Charitybuzz, a New York-based fundraising group, regularly auctions off dinners with some of the country’s highest rollers.