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Lunch With Warren Buffett Costs $2 Million In 2014

"The annual tradition of an online auction to have lunch with Warren Buffett ended Friday night with a winning bid of $2.16 million. 
The winning bid came from Andy Chua of Singapore, according to a Glide spokeswoman.
In its 15th year, proceeds from the online auction — Mr. Chua bid $2,166,766 to be exact — will go to Glide, a San Francisco-based charity that also organized the event. Glide works with San Francisco’s poor and homeless. 
Mr. Buffett was introduced to the charity by his first wife Susan Buffett. Ms. Buffett died in 2004. 
Since the first auction in 2000, these private lunch dates with the billionaire investor and philanthropist have raised more than $17 million for the charity. This year’s winning bid is more than double the $1 million an anonymous bidder paid in 2013."