The Glide Foundation is once again auctioning on ebay a lunch with Warren Buffett. The current bid for the lunch is at $455,100 (click here for the ebay listing). The lunch will be held at Smith & Wollensky in New York, and the winner can bring up to seven people along. Buffett has been doing since 2000. The winning bids for the last three years are as follows: $250,100 in 2003, $202,100 in 2004, and $351,100 in 2005.
It would be cheaper to enroll in the MBA program at the University of Missouri-Columbia. For the last couple of semestesr, students in the Warren Buffet investments class have gone to Omaha to meet him. Word is, he’s a really nice guy. He drives an older Crown Victoria with personalized plates that read “THRIFTY.”
Buffet seems to be in an abnormal philathropic mood these days. The ol’ tightwad has just pledged 10 million Berkshire Hathaway Class B shares to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (worth approximately US$30.7 billion as of June 23, 2006), making it the largest charitable organization in history. Shares will also be given to four other foundations, one named in his honor. Maybe its time for me to start my own foundation in order to preserve my legacy…now, if I can just figure out how to fund it.
Bill, please keep me in mind when you make your last minute bid on this. Thanks.