The Priciest Lunch In The World
|An Indian American investment fund manager successfully bid $650,000 in eBay for a three-hour lunch date with billionaire-philanthropist Warren Buffett.
Mohnish Pabrai, an investment fund manager in California, ponied up $433,000, with a friend Guy Spier put up the rest.
Pabrai has been bidding for the lunch, whose proceeds go to charity, since 2003 as a form of “guru dakshana” for Buffet, whose ideas he claims he has been shamelessly plagiarizing: “My guru is Mr. Buffett and I have only taken from him so far and have never given back. This lunch is the only meaningful way that I can give back to Mr. Buffett. The guru dakshana remains mostly unpaid, but I’m excited about having made a dent in the right direction. Having 2-3 hours of Mr. Buffett’s undivided attention is priceless and I can hardly wait to break bread with the messiah.”