SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — A private lunch with billionaire Warren Buffett has been sold to the highest bidder for more than $2.6 million during an annual charity auction.

The bid was $2,679,001 with the winner electing to remain anonymous.

Last year’s bid of $3,456,789 tied for the record highest bid. In 2012, the winner also paid $3,456,789.

Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett, CEO, chairman of investment company Berkshire Hathaway. (Nicholas Kamm via GettyImages)

This year’s eBay auction began Sunday and wrapped up Friday night.

The auction benefits the Glide Foundation, a San-Francisco-based homeless charity. Buffett’s first wife, Susie, volunteered with the organization before her death in 2004.

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