For $3,456,789, an anonymous bidder gets to have lunch with Warren Buffett in New York.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- An anonymous bidder is paying a record $3,456,789 to have lunch with legendary investor Warren Buffett, according to the charity that benefits from the auction.
Glide, the San Francisco Bay anti-poverty organization, said there were 10 active bidders among the more than 110 inquires into the auction on eBay (Fortune 500). The auction began Sunday and closed at 10:30 p.m. ET Friday.,
"We are shouting, dancing, rejoicing and celebrating. It's quite an experience," said Glide founder, the Rev. Cecil Williams, in a statement. "We have made history, thanks to Warren Buffett."
Over the last decade, Buffett has raised more than $11.5 million for the organization, not counting the 2012 auction.
The 2012 winning bid topped by more than $800,000 last year's prior record bid of $2,626,411 to dine with the "Oracle of Omaha."
Both the 2011 and 2010 auctions were won by Ted Weschler, a former managing partner of Peninsula Capital Advisors. Buffett hired Weschler in September after sitting down for their multi-million-dollar meal last summer.
The chairman and chief executive of Berkshire Hathaway (Fortune 500) will join the winner of this year's auction and seven friends for lunch at the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in New York at a mutually agreed upon date.,
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