Tim Cook charity lunch auction shatters previous record

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Bidding on the charity auction to eat lunch with Tim Cook finally closed today with the winning bid pulling in more money than any of Cook’s previous auctions.


Over 30 bids were placed for the opportunity to dine with Cook at Apple HQ, but unless you mortgaged your house, the average Joe had absolutely no chance of scoring the coveted one-on-one meeting with Apple’s CEO.

The winning bid for Cook’s fifth annual CharityBuzz auction came in at $680,000, breaking Cook’s previous high mark of $610,000 raised in 2013. All proceeds from the auction will be donated to the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Human Rights.

Last year’s auction went for a measly $200,000 while the 2014 auction fetched $330,000. The winner of this year’s auction will get to eat lunch with Cook at Apple Park which is still under construction. Price of the meal is included in the auction, but the winner has to pay for travel and lodging.

Via: MacRumors

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  • NoNonsense74

    Shouldn’t Tim do this for free …for Charity’s sake ?

  • OrdinaryUser

    Each to his own I suppose; personally I wouldn’t pay anything to dine with this profiteer. People like this wreak untold damage on the economies of countries, and I don’t doubt it will be Apple which pays for his ‘çharity drives’ and LGBT publicity stunts.

    But then, there’s always a minority of people who just can’t grow up past their schoolyard hero-worship stage, to them I suppose paying a company 500% profit for a crappy watch seems reasonable. More fool them.

    • bIg hIlL

      The illusory energy is very powerful and difficult to overcome

      • OrdinaryUser

        Indeed. But the only reason they have any influence at all is because a percentage of the population is always prepered to brown-nose people who are wealthier than they are. Sooner or later, the patina wears off and they realise they only have money and things/people that money will buy. Then it’s off to cry on some psychologist’s shoulder. Tim Cook and your choice of his mates at Apple have deeper problems than money can resolve. Which is good.

  • bIg hIlL

    Eat sandwiches on a building site — only $680,000 !!!