Last year saw a record bid for an eBay for Charity item of $2.63 million. This was for the annual lunch with Berkshire Hathaway CEO, Warren Buffett. As a reknowned investor people have paid astronomical sums over the year for the privilege of dining with him.
This year is no exception, although the final bid of $2,345,678.00 failed to break the record. There must be a recession on as the winning bidder was apparently more than happy to bid higher, but there just wasn’t anyone willing to bid against him to push the price up. The bidder has however pledged to raise the amount to $2,626,411 – $100 more than last years total.
Whilst the bid won’t make the official eBay record book as the highest at least the buyer can have the satisfaction of the biggest donation as they sit down to the steak which just cost them $300,000 more than it needed. As always the money raised goes to the Glide Foundation.