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Winning bid for Buffett lunch over $2 million

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UNDATED (NBC) - How much would you pay to have lunch with investing guru Warren Buffett? A man from Singapore is willing to shell out some serious cash to sit down with him and won an online auction Friday.

The final bid was over $2 million. The money will go to support the charitable programs run by a San Francisco church.

"It's a wonderful event and we're very grateful to Mr. Buffet for his generosity," said Janice Miritikitani, the church's founder. "He's sharing his heart is what he's doing because he cares about the people we serve."

The church choir was on hand to add some inspiration to the event. The church's pastor remembers when the idea for the power lunch, which is on its 15th year, was sparked.

"His wife was a member of Glide, and we didn't know it, because she didn't tell us for a long time, and then finally when she told us it was on a Sunday and Warren was with her and we didn't know who he was and they came into church and she said, Suzy, his first wife, says I want you to meet my husband, Warren Buffet, and we were shocked, just shocked." Miritikitani said.

The crowd went wild at the close of the auction. The winner will get an exclusive, one on one luncheon with Buffett.


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