Someone has bid more than $13.1 million at an online auction to win a final, private lunch with billionaire businessman Warren Buffett to benefit a charity that helps the poor, homeless, and people battling substance abuse.
The high $13,141,314 bid as of 4 p.m. EDT (2000 GMT) far surpassed the previous record of $4.57 million that cryptocurrency entrepreneur Justin Sun paid in a similar 2019 auction.
Bidding this year on eBay ends at 10:30 p.m. EDT (0230 GMT Saturday).
Proceeds benefit Glide, a nonprofit in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district that offers meals, shelter, HIV and hepatitis C tests, job training, and children’s programs.
He was worth $93.4 billion on Friday, ranking seventh worldwide, according to Forbes magazine.
This year’s auction winner can take up to seven guests to dine with Buffett at the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan.