Buffett charity lunch sells for US$2.63m
Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, arrives at the premiere of Too Big to Fail in New York City on May 16.
照片：路透A steak lunch at Smith & Wollensky in Manhattan starts at US$36.50 (NT$1,053). The same lunch, eaten in the company of legendary investor Warren Buffett, costs approximately US$2.63 million (NT$75.8 million).
That was the final result of the annual online charity auction for lunch with the “Oracle of Omaha,” which ended late at night on June 10. A total of two bidders entered eight bids in the eBay auction, which started June 5.
The final bid was actually for just under US$2.35 million (NT$67.75 million), but the anonymous winner added to that after the auction to surpass last year’s winning bid by US$111, organizers said.
Interest was much lower than last year, when nine bidders made a total of 77 bids for the luncheon.
The proceeds benefit GLIDE, a San Francisco charity that Buffett was introduced to by his late first wife, Susan.
Buffett, 80, is the chief executive of the insurance-to-ice-cream conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway and one of the world’s richest men.
His fondness for red meat is also well-known; during Berkshire’s annual shareholder meeting in Omaha he urges investors to visit his favorite steakhouses for a T-bone steak or two.