Someone Paid $610,000 for Coffee With Apple's Tim Cook

Wednesday, 15 May 2013 | 11:31 AM ET
Tim Cook (center)
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Tim Cook (center)

And you thought Starbucks was expensive? Somebody is paying a lot more for a coffee date with Apple's CEO Tim Cook.

A mystery bidder is shelling out $610,000 for a meeting with Cook at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, Calif.

The auction was hosted by CharityBuzz—a New York-based for-profit company that works with nonprofits to raise money. It will get a portion of the proceeds, but most of the money will got to Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

The auction opened in April with a starting bid of $50,000 and closed Tuesday evening. Before the final bid, the highest bid of $605,000 held the top spot for some time.

The name of the winner has not been revealed, but my guess is Cook will pick up the coffee tab.

(Read More: A Coffee Date With Apple's Tim Cook Will Cost You $560,000)

(Related: Apple's Dividend Doesn't Answer Questions About Cash Hoard and Cramer: Apple Management Is in 'Complete Denial')

_ By CNBC's Cadie Thompson. Follow her on Twitter @CadieThompson.

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