Coffee Date with Tim Cook Goes for $610K in Charity Auction


Posted on: May 15th, 2013 by ABC News No Comments

Joanna Stern/ABC News(NEW YORK) — A 30-minute- to- one-hour coffee date with Apple CEO Tim Cook was auctioned for $610,000 on Charitybuzz, tying the record for the highest winning bid on that website, which previously went to a 2013 Lamborghini Aventador Roadster sold in March.

The date with Cook and 146 other experiences benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights. The auction closed on Tuesday and raised a total of $1.1 million.

The buyer wishes to remain anonymous and will spend anywhere from 30 minutes to one hour with Cook, according to Charitybuzz. That means the buyer spent $10,167 to $20,333 a minute for charity and to spend time with the tech company’s chief executive.

Other high-priced items for the fundraiser included a tour of SpaceX Center in Los Angeles with founder Elon Musk, which sold for $42,500. A day at training camp with NFL football player Peyton Manning sold for $25,000.

Charitybuzz, which launched in 2005, has raised more than $75 million for charities.

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