For the 14th consecutive year Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett is auctioning off a power lunch for eight on E-bay, his annual anti-poverty fundraiser that fuels the San Francisco charity GLIDE. The non-profit provides some 800,000 meals each year to the hungry, and has received $15 million since the auction began in 2000. CNNMoney tells MHProNews an anonymous donor last year won the bid for nearly $3.5 million. Bidding began Sunday evening June 2 at $25,000 and reached $130,000 by Monday morning. One of the world’s wealthiest and most generous men, Buffett intends to give away the bulk of his wealth, much of it to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. He has pledges from over 100 billionaires around the world to leave half of their net worth to charity. Berkshire Hathaway is the parent company of Clayton Homes, North America’s largest producer of manufactured homes.
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