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Warren Buffett auctions a private lunch on EBay. Price tag: $2.6 million and climbing

Warren Buffett auctions a private lunch on EBay. Price tag: $2.6 million and climbing

Billionaire Warren Buffett has raised more than $20 million for a San Francisco homeless charity since 2000, and he's about to add to that total by auctioning off a private lunch. 

The weeklong EBay auction that began Sunday will wrap up Friday night. Six of the last eight winners paid more than $2 million to dine with Buffett, the investor who leads the Berkshire Hathaway conglomerate, with the record coming in 2012, when the winning bid was $3,456,789. The price tag on Friday morning had climbed to $2,614,000. 

That 2012 lunch remains the most expensive individual charity item ever sold on...

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