Lunch With Warren Buffett Costs $2,679,001

Lunch with Warren Buffett costs $2,679,001 (winning bid on ebay for charity).  There were 6 bidders who made a total of 42 bids during this annual five-day auction to benefit the Glide Foundation (San Francisco, CA).   Last year’s (2016) winning bid of $3,456,789 has been the highest over the 18 year history of this auction, which equaled the winning bid in 2012.  The winner of last year’s auction is anonymous.  So far, the winner of this year’s charity auction has not been revealed.

The results of the previous auctions are:

Year Winner Winning Bid
2000 Anonymous $25,000
2001 Anonymous $18,000
2002 Anonymous $25,000
2003 David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital $250,100
2004 Jason Choo, Singapore $202,100
2005 Anonymous $351,100
2006 Yongping Duan, California $620,100
2007 Mohnish Pabrai, Guy Spier, Harina Kapoor $650,100
2008 Zhao Danyang, Pure Heart Asset Management $2,110,100
2009 Salida Capital, Canada $1,680,300
2010 Ted Weschler $2,626,311
2011 Ted Weschler $2,626,411
2012 Anonymous $3,456,789
2013 Anonymous 1,000,100
2014 Andy Chua, Singapore $2,166,766
2015 Zhu Ye, Dalian Zeus Entertainment Co. $2,345,678
2016 Anonymous $3,456,789
2017 Anonymous $2,679,001

 

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