Bidding Begins for Big-Money Charity Lunch with Warren Buffett
Their mission is to "break the cycles of multi-generational dependency, poverty, and low self-worth by providing a spiritual home of unconditional love."
Buffett has described "unconditional love" as the "most powerful force in the universe."
Latest bid as of about 10a this morning (Monday): $40,100 .. but it will easily go into six figures before it's over. Buffett does, however, come with "free shipping" according to the auction site.
(The eBay 'widget' to the left has up-to-the-second information on the time remaining in the auction and the current bid.)
We'll be watching to see if this year's high bid tops the record $650,100 paid last year by Buffett-style investor Mohnish Pabrai and co-bidder Guy Spier.
So far, neither auction has attracted a bid at the $3000 starting price.
The auctions are sponsored by a Cincinnati-based digital advertising agency called RED212, which is celebrating its first annual Bill and Warren Day this coming Friday, "dedicated to businesses giving back."
Proceeds of the auctions go to The Half the Sky Foundation, which is working to help the many children severely affected by China's recent earthquake.
Current Berkshire price:
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