A person will shell out $19 million to have lunch with US billionaire Warren Buffett after winning the 21st and final annual auction to benefit an NGO that helps the homeless in San Francisco.
The sale opened last Sunday with a base price set at $25,000, and closed Friday night at $19,000,100, a statement from e-commerce group eBay said.
These auctions are organized by eBay on behalf of the NGO Glide, which fights against poverty in San Francisco. It distributes meals to the homeless, offers shelters, medical tests and training, among other things.
The wealthy donor wished to remain anonymous. It will pass aunforgettable afternoonwith the boss of the Berkshire Hathaway holding company and seven other guests at the Smith & Wollensky Steakhouse restaurant in New York.
During the previous edition, before the pandemic, Justin Sun, an American entrepreneur very active in cryptocurrencies, had put on the table 4.6 million dollars for lunch with Warren Buffett, one of the slayers of bitcoin.
The multi-billionaire, quoted in the press release, assured that he had met over the years “interesting people from all over the world“. “Their common point is that they have the impression that the money will be well used“, he added.
San Francisco had about 8,000 homeless people in 2019, according to city statistics.