Buffett’s Annual Charity Lunch Auction to Seek Bids From June 5

Warren Buffett’s annual charity lunch auction, which raised $2.6 million last year, will accept bids on EBay Inc. (EBAY) from June 5 to June 10.

The bidding for a lunch date with the billionaire investor starts at $25,000, according to an e-mailed statement sent today by San Francisco-based charity Glide, which has reaped nearly $9 million from the annual event in more than 10 years.

Glide Lunch With Warren Buffett Results:

Year Winner Winning Bid 2000 Anonymous $25,000 2001 Anonymous $18,000 2002 Anonymous $25,000 2003 David Einhorn, Greenlight Capital $250,100 2004 Jason Choo, Singapore $202,100 2005 Anonymous $351,100 2006 Yongping Duan, California $620,100 2007 Mohnish Pabrai, Guy Spier, Harina Kapoor $650,100 2008 Zhao Danyang, China $2,110,100 2009 Salida Capital, Canada $1,680,300 2010 Anonymous $2,626,311

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