Buffett Charity Auction Winners Gain More Than Just Steak Lunch 2009: News 2268364339it

Buffett Charity Auction Winners Gain More Than Just Steak Lunch

More News &226&8364&339It was a great lunch and they were great people,&226&8364 Buffett, the 78-year-old chairman and head of investments at Omaha, Nebraska-based Berkshire,

said in an interview after last week&226&8364&8482s meal. &226&8364&339I&226&8364&8482ll see more of them.&226&8364 The annual auction held by the San Francisco-based closed on June 26, after 10 bidders vied for an afternoon with the &226&8364&339Oracle of Omaha.&226&8364 The high bid trailed Zhao&226&8364&8482s record from last year. The winner wishes to stay anonymous for now, said Tod Thorpe, associate director of development at Glide. Glide&226&8364&8482s Mission Buffett&226&8364&8482s 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&226&8364&8482s annual meeting. He and Spier were invited to the company&226&8364&8482s headquarters, where Buffett gave them a tour of his office and showed the investors his old stock-trade tickets and collection of miniature cars. &226&8364&732He Just Hung Out&226&8364&8482

&226&8364&339I thought he&226&8364&8482d be very busy because it was just two days before the annual meeting, but he just hung out,&226&8364 Pabrai said. &226&8364&339I was very surprised.&226&8364

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