Anonymous bidder shatters record, pays $4.5 million to have lunch with Warren Buffett

OMAHA, Nebraska (AP) An anonymous bidder has offered more than $ 4.5 million to have a private lunch with billionaire investor Warren Buffett, breaking the previous record of nearly $ 3.5 million set in 2012 and 2016.

An online auction that raises money for the Glide Foundation's work to help the homeless in San Francisco ended Friday night on eBay with a winning bid of $ 4,567,888.

It is the twentieth year that the CEO of Berkshire Hathaway of Omaha has participated in the expensive lunch auction, which gives the winner the opportunity to speak with the renowned investor and philanthropist.

The bidding starts at $ 25,000, but the auction has only finished below $ 2 million once since 2010. Buffett has raised nearly $ 30 million for the charity over the years.

The winning bidder and up to seven friends can dine with Buffett at Smith & Wollensky in New York City.

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