Apple CEO Tim Cook is going on perhaps one of the most expensive coffee runs ever. His CharityBuzz auction has just ended and the winning bid was $610,000. To put that into perspective, the auction said the value was estimated at $50,000. It’s not immediately known who the winner is.
The auction just closed and the last bid was $610,000, although if you go to the CharityBuzz page, it has removed the amount bit and just marks the auction as “closed”. There were 86 bids placed.
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Last April, Cook participated in a charity auction to help raise funds for the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights. Bidders were competing for a chance to have coffee with Cook for up to an hour and is able to bring a companion.
Within hours after the auction went live on April 24, it quickly skyrocketed from a starting point of $50,000 to $110,000. It’s not that hard to believe that several weeks later, it wound up exceeding $600,000.
CharityBuzz, which operates primarily out of New York City, has hosted numerous auctions to help raise money for non-profits and those organizations seeking to do good. It has other one-on-one meetings with notable individuals like John McEnroe, former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, designer Tim Gunn, and Henry Winkler.
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