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Singapore's Andy Chua snags the right to dine with Warren Buffett with $2.7 million bid

Published on Jun 7, 2014 1:21 PM
Investor Warren Buffett poses for a portrait during an interview after a luncheon to benefit the Glide Foundation of San Francisco in New York on April 23, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK - Singapore's Andy Chua has won the right to dine with the world's third-richest man Warren Buffett, news reports said on Saturday.

Mr Chua won the privilege of a dinner with Mr Buffett, one of the savviest stock investors in the world, with a single bid of US$2,166,766 (S$2.71 million). No other details about Mr Chua were immediately available.

The proceeds will benefit a San Francisco charity.

The Omaha World-Herald reported that Mr Chua and seven guests will get to meet Mr Buffett, the Chief Executive of Berkshire Hathaway, in Manhattan for lunch at Smith & Wollensky, a 10-restaurant chain of steakhouses with small-batch bourbons and deep-polished wood, where a shrimp cocktail goes for about US$20 and the long bone rib-eye close to US$70.

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