About Our People Legal Stuff Careers
FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, Warren Buffett attends the world premiere screening of HBO's "Becoming Warren Buffett" at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. IBM’s stock is falling in premarket trading Friday, May 5 after Buffett announced that Berkshire Hathaway has sold about a third of its stake in the company this year. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

Someone dropped over $2.6M to have a private lunch with Warren Buffett


If you're looking to chop it up with billionaire Warren Buffett over a nice meal, it could literally cost you millions.

An anonymous bidder on Friday agreed to pay more than $2,679,001 for a private lunch with the philanthropist. Auction proceeds will go to the Glide Foundation, a charity that helps homeless people in San Francisco.

This is Buffett's 18th consecutive year auctioning off a lunch for charity.

Last year's winning bid was $3,456,789.

Berkshire Hathaway's Warren Buffett and Dairy Queen's CEO John Gainor eat lunch Monday May 20, 2013 in Omaha, Neb. Buffet helped launch the "The First S'mores Blizzard of Summer" and was celebrated as Dairy Queen's number one fan. (Dave Weaver/AP Images for Dairy Queen)

This could be you... if you're paying. Buffett once helped launch the S'mores Blizzard at Dairy Queen. Here he is seated with DQ CEO John Gainor.

The 86-year-old investor says he's gotten a wide range of questions at the table, but the only topic that will be off-limits is future investments.

Winners typically fine at Buffett at Smith and Wollensky steak house in New York City, which donates at least $10,000 to Glide each year to host the lunch.

The meal has sometimes moved elsewhere for anonymous winners.

--The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Read Comments
Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest Linked In List Menu Enlarge Gallery Info Menu Close Angle Down Angle Up Angle Left Angle Right Grid Grid Play Align Left Search Youtube Mail Mail Angle Down Bookmark