Someone Just Paid $610,000 For A Cup Of Coffee With Tim Cook


The charity auction to score a coffee date in Cupertino with Apple CEO Tim Cook has closed, and the winning bid ended up being $610,00. Yes, that’s more than a half million dollars for an hour of Cook’s time. The estimated price was originally $50,000.

After 86 bids that quickly sent the auction into the stratosphere, an anonymous bidder known only as “a********s” swooped in today and won with the closing bid.

The auction was conducted by CharityBuzz to raise money for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. Cook tied with a Lamborghini Aventador as the highest grossing bid in CharityBuzz’s history. A day with former U.S. President Bill Clinton recently sold for $255,000.

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