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Singapore Man Wins Bid For Lunch With Warren Buffett To Benefit SF’s Glide Foundation

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Billionaire Warren Buffett, CEO and chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a conversation with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washingtron, during the club's 25th anniversary dinner in EWashington on June 5, 2012. PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM/AFP/GettyImages

Billionaire Warren Buffett, CEO and chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway, speaks during a conversation with David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club of Washingtron, during the club’s 25th anniversary dinner in EWashington on June 5, 2012. PHOTO/Nicholas KAMM/AFP/GettyImages

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — The winning bidder for a private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett is from Singapore.

A spokeswoman for the group that benefits from the auction says the winning bid was more than $2.1 million. The winner was Andy Chua from Singapore.

The auction benefits the Glide Foundation, which provides meals, health care, job training, rehabilitation and housing support to the poor and homeless in San Francisco.

The winner gets to spend several hours at lunch with Buffett, who leads Berkshire Hathaway and is known for his investing prowess and philanthropy.

Last year’s winning bid was a little more than $1 million. Four of the previous five winners each paid more than $2 million.

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