Tim Cook charity lunch auction shatters previous record

Life at Apple is great for Tim Cook. Lunch with Tim isn’t cheap.
Photo: Jim Merithew/Cult of Mac

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.



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