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Buffett Charity Auction Winners Gain More Than Just Steak Lunch

More News “It was a great lunch and they were great people,†Buffett, the 78-year-old chairman and head of investments at Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire,
said in an interview after last week’s meal. “I’ll see more of them.†The annual auction held by the San Francisco-based closed on June 26, after 10 bidders vied for an afternoon with the “Oracle of Omaha.†The high bid trailed Zhao’s record from last year. The winner wishes to stay anonymous for now, said Tod Thorpe, associate director of development at Glide. Glide’s Mission Buffett’s late wife volunteered at Glide, a charity that has raised more than $5.92 million from the auctions since they began 10 years ago. The proceeds help Glide offer food, clothes, shelter and health care to low-income individuals and families. Pabrai saw Buffett for a second time last month in Omaha before Berkshire’s annual meeting. He and Spier were invited to the company’s headquarters, where Buffett gave them a tour of his office and showed the investors his old stock-trade tickets and collection of miniature cars. ‘He Just Hung Out’
“I thought he’d be very busy because it was just two days before the annual meeting, but he just hung out,†Pabrai said. “I was very surprised.â€

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