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By Jonathan Stempel

(-) – An nameless bidder has agreed to pay a file $4,567,888 at an annual charity public sale to have a personal lunch with Warren Buffett, the billionaire chairman of Berkshire Hathaway Inc . (NYSE:)

The successful bid, which was submitted throughout a five-day on-line public sale on eBay (NASDAQ:) that ended Friday night time, was almost one-third greater than the earlier file $3,456,789 bids in each the 2012 and 2016 auctions.

Proceeds profit the Glide Foundation, a charity in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district that serves the poor, homeless or these battling substance abuse.

Buffett, 88, has raised about $34.2 million for Glide in 20 annual auctions, which started in 2000 and moved to eBay in 2003. His first spouse Susan, who died in 2004, launched him to Glide after volunteering for the charity.

“Mr. Buffett is thrilled. We simply spoke with him,” Glide President Karen Hanrahan informed – after the public sale ended. “Mr. Buffett is dedicated to persevering with the public sale so long as he is ready. He has been a thought associate in considering via Glide’s future, and methods to set it up for the subsequent 50 years.”

The successful bidder and as much as seven buddies can dine on the Smith & Wollensky steakhouse in Manhattan with Buffett, who says he’ll talk about something aside from his subsequent investments.

This yr’s public sale drew 18 bids from 5 bidders.

The prime bid would even be sufficient to purchase 15 Class A or 23,137 Class B shares of Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire, whose greater than 90 companies embrace auto insurer Geico and BNSF railroad.

Past public sale winners have included hedge fund supervisor David Einhorn of Greenlight Capital in 2003, and Ted Weschler, now considered one of Buffett’s portfolio managers at Berkshire, in 2010 and 2011.

Glide’s finances goes towards offering roughly 2,000 free meals a day, shelter, HIV and Hepatitis C checks, job coaching, and youngsters’s daycare and after-school applications.

“What it means to us as a company: It’s enormous,” Hanrahan stated, referring to the public sale. “It’s going to assist many many hundreds of individuals on this metropolis.”

According to Glide, these bidders have gained its auctions:

2000: Pete Budlong, $25,000

2001: Jim Halperin and Scott Tilson, $20,000

2002: Jim Halperin and Scott Tilson, $25,000

2003: David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital, $250,100

2004: Jason Choo, Singapore, $202,100

2005: Anonymous, $351,100

2006: Yongping Duan, California, $620,100

2007: Mohnish Pabrai, Guy Spier, Harina Kapoor, $650,100

2008: Zhao Danyang, Pure Heart Asset Management, China, $2,110,100

2009: Courtenay Wolfe, Salida Capital, Canada, $1,680,300

2010: Ted Weschler, $2,626,311

2011: Ted Weschler, $2,626,411

2012: Anonymous, $3,456,789

2013: Anonymous, $1,000,100

2014: Andy Chua, Singapore, $2,166,766

2015: Zhu Ye, Dalian Zeus Entertainment Co, China, $2,345,678

2016: Anonymous, $3,456,789

2017: Anonymous, $2,679,001

2018: Anonymous, $3,300,100

2019: Anonymous, $4,567,888

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