OMAHA, Neb. (CBS / AP) — The winning bid for a private lunch with Warren Buffet has topped $2.3 million.

The winner Friday was Dalian Zeus Entertainment Co., a Chinese company that develops online games. The Beijing-based company bid $2,345,678 to win the online auction.

READ MORE: Google Sued By DC, 3 States Saying It Invades Users' Privacy

The Glide Foundation uses the auction proceeds to help the poor and homeless in San Francisco.

The 2015 bids are still well below the 2012 winning bid of $3,456,789. That was the most expensive charity item ever sold on eBay.

READ MORE: Two Injured From Two Different Shootings In Stockton

Many people want Buffett’s advice because the 84-year-old is revered as an investor and philanthropist. Buffett is chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway.

Buffett has said the lunches generally last at least three hours. The only topic off-limits is what Buffett plans to invest in next.

MORE NEWS: Residents Escape Pleasanton House Fire; Neighbors Evacuated

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.