The price of a private lunch with investor Warren Buffett has already topped $3.5 million and the weeklong auction is just getting started.
The online auction that raises money for a California homeless charity started Sunday, and the top bid of $3,500,100 is already above the record price of $3,456,789 that bidders paid in 2016 and 2012.
Buffett, Berkshire Hathaway's CEO, does this once a year to raise money for the Glide Foundation, which helps the homeless in San Francisco. Buffett has raised nearly $30 million for the charity over the years.
Buffett's first wife, Susie introduced him to Glide after she volunteered there. She died in 2004, but the connection endured.
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Buffett says he supports Glide because they help people in difficult situations find hope again in life.