Buffett’s 20th Annual Charity Lunch Auction to Kick Off in May

(Bloomberg) -- Warren Buffett’s 20th annual lunch auction to benefit a San Francisco charity is set for next month.

The week-long auction on EBay Inc.’s website is planned for May 26 through May 31, according to a statement issued Monday by Glide, whose programs address hunger, poverty and homelessness. The winning bidder gets to bring seven friends to a lunch with the famed investor at Smith & Wollensky in New York. Buffett, 88, has raised close to $30 million to benefit the charity.

YearWinnerWinning Bid
2000Anonymous$25,000
2001Anonymous$18,000
2002Anonymous$25,000
2003David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital$250,100
2004Jason Choo, Singapore$202,100
2005Anonymous$351,100
2006Yongping Duan, California$620,100
2007Mohnish Pabrai, Guy Spier, Harina Kapoor$650,100
2008Zhao Danyang, Pure Heart Asset Management$2,110,100
2009Salida Capital, Canada$1,680,300
2010Ted Weschler$2,626,311
2011Ted Weschler$2,626,411
2012Anonymous$3,456,789
2013Anonymous$1,000,100
2014Andy Chua, Singapore$2,166,766
2015Zhu Ye, Dalian Zeus Entertainment Co.$2,345,678
2016Anonymous$3,456,789
2017Anonymous$2,679,001
2018Anonymous$3,300,100

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