Buffett Lunch Auction Sets New Record
It's hard not to see the recent boost in charity auction hauls as a positive sign. The latest economic boost comes with the results of the eleventh annual charity auction of lunch with Berkshire Hathaway Inc. CEO Warren Buffett. The auction to dine with the octogenarian oracle of Omaha set a new record, $2,626,311 on eBay. That's far above last year's $1.68 million total and beats the 2008 record of $2.1 million. Proceeds benefit San Francisco's Glide Foundation, which helps the homeless and others in need of aid. No word on who the winner is but the lunch will take place as usual at Smith & Wollensky in New York City.