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$ 19 million for a meal with Warren Buffett


Warren Buffett performs in Omaha in 2019.
Photo: Reuters / Scott Morgan

Bids skyrocket when a 91-year-old investor legend puts up a joint charity lunch for the last time in more than 20 years. The highest bidder can also bring guests.

R.and an unknown bidder shelled out $ 19 million for a lunch with legendary US investor Warren Buffett. The auction on the eBay online portal began last Sunday with a starting price of $ 25,000 (just under € 24,000). Up until Friday there have been offers at dizzying levels. The anonymous winner can take up to seven guests to lunch with the billionaire at a New York steakhouse for $ 19,000,100.

Buffett has been auctioning a meal at his company there every year since 1999. Donates the proceeds to the homeless in San Francisco, California. Due to the crown pandemic, the expensive lunch with the investor legend has been canceled twice. This year is expected to be the last such event with the 91-year-old.

In previous years, thanks to the campaign, he had met “interesting people from all over the world,” Buffett said, according to an Ebay statement. “What they have in common is that they feel the money is well spent.”

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