This year's charity auction for lunch with Warren Buffett closed last week with a winning bid of $3.46m.
The mystery bidder has won a power lunch with the Sage of Omaha and seven friends at a Manhattan steak house.
The winner outbid ten others who entered 106 bids over the five-day eBay auction.
All the proceeds of the auction will go to California-based charity the GLIDE Foundation, which runs a number of programmes to help disadvantaged people.
Buffett (pictured) said the charity is “maybe the most effective organisation I have seen for people down on their luck. It takes people who have hit bottom and brings them back. I have seen it with my own eyes.”
Last year fund manager Ted Weschler won the auction with a bid of $2.63m, which turned out to be money well spent when Buffett gave him a job as a portfolio manager at Berkshire Hathaway.
The previous 12 auctions have raised more than $11.5m for the charity.
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