Tim Cook lunch auction hits $200,000, but time’s running out


How much would you pay for lunch with Tim Cook? Photo: Apple

If you fancy sitting down over lunch with Tim Cook, along with being the Apple CEO’s guest at a future Apple keynote, you’d better hurry.

That’s because today marks the end of the annual Tim Cook Lunch auction to raise money for Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights — with the bidding currently standing at $200,000.

The auction will wrap up at around 3:04pm EST today, although any bids placed in the last ten minutes will extend bidding for an extra ten mins.

While $200,000 is certainly a pricey lunch date, it’s a fraction of the record-breaking $610,000 raised for the organization in 2013 for the first charity bid involving Cook. Last year’s lunch auction raised a still-impressive $330,000.

To mark the current $200k bid, the folks over at RFK Human Rights put together the following infographic to show what else you might get for that sum. I could probably do without the multiple lifetimes’ supply of apples, but the 573 Apple Watches certainly sound tempting!

You can get involved with the bidding (or at least watch it tick down to zero) at this link.